Frisco Council votes to change special election date to Feb. 18

The city of Frisco will hold a special election Feb. 18.

The city of Frisco will hold a special election Feb. 18.

Frisco City Council voted Monday to push the special election to fill the unexpired Place 1 seat from Jan. 14 to Feb. 18.

The vote comes after the city secretary's office discovered that the Collin and Denton county election administrators could provide only a limited contract to conduct an election in January. The counties could provide a full service contract in February, however.

With the changed election date, the filing deadline for the seat has also been extended from Dec. 5 to Dec. 19.

City Secretary Jenny Page said her office has already handed out 20 filing packets for the election, and the packet is also available online.

Three people—former council member John Keating, business owner Hal Thomas and Dan Stricklin—have filed to run for the Place 1 seat.

Filing for the election began Dec. 5. Applications can be picked up at the city secretary's office at city hall, 6101 Frisco Square Blvd., or download an application online at www.friscotexas.gov.

The call for a special election comes after council member Bob Allen, who holds the Place 1 seat, announced his run for mayor, effectively vacating his seat.