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Posted on: August 7, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Special Election set for vacant Council seat

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Murphy sets Special Election for vacant Council seat


MURPHY (August 7, 2023) The City of Murphy announces the scheduling of a Special Election on Nov. 7, 2023, to fill the Place 2 City Council seat being vacated by Jennifer Berthiaume. The election is to fulfill the current unexpired term which ends in 2025. 

The vacant seat on the Council, like each of the seven seats, is at-large, meaning that anyone who meets the qualifying criteria is eligible to place their name for consideration, regardless of where in Murphy they live.

The filing period began on Wednesday, Aug. 2, and will remain open until Monday, Aug. 21. Applications can be completed online, printed, signed, scanned, and submitted by email to They can also be delivered in person or sent in by US mail to the City Secretary’s Office, 206 N. Murphy Road, Murphy, TX 75094 by 5 p.m. on the deadline in order to qualify. Mailed applications must be received, not just postmarked, by 5 p.m. on Aug. 21, 2023, to be accepted.

The candidate application is available for review and completion at or one may be obtained by contacting City Secretary Susie Quinn at, or by calling (972) 468-4011.

Candidates deemed eligible to run will participate in a drawing on Tuesday, Aug. 29, at 5:45 p.m. to choose the order of appearance on the ballot. The deadline to withdraw as a candidate is 5 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 28.

While Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 7, the deadline to register to vote is Tuesday, Oct. 10, in order to be eligible to vote in this election. Registration forms are available online at the Collin County web site:

Early voting by personal appearance will begin on Monday, Oct. 23 and end on Friday, Nov. 3. Official announcement of the Early Voting locations is pending. Generally, Early Voting locations include the Murphy Community Center, 205 North Murphy Road, the Collin County Elections Office, 2010 Redbud Blvd, #102, in McKinney, along with a number of locations throughout Collin County.

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