Corinth Election 2020

The City of Corinth will hold a General and Special Election on Tuesday, November 3, 2020.

The City of Corinth has a mayor and five City Council members who are elected at large for two year terms. Three City Council positions will be placed on the Tuesday, November 3, 2020 general election ballot: Place I, Place III, and Place IV. Candidate filings are available to the public online.

• Place 1: Sam Burke (incumbent, uncontested)

• Place 3: Steve Holzwarth (Candidate), Lindsey Rayl (Candidate)

• Place 4: Tina Henderson (incumbent, uncontested)

Voters will consider two local propositions on the reallocation of sales tax to the Fire Control, Prevention, and Emergency Medical Services District. The District will support Fire Prevention, Fire Operations, Fire Inspections and Fire Training. The Fire Department covers approximately 30 square miles. Lewisville Lake surrounds the South border, and Denton surrounds the North Border. The Fire Department currently operations out of three fire houses and a headquarters building.

The Proposed Fire District allocates a portion of the city sales tax to the fire department to assist in covering expenditures related to the City of Corinth share of the Fire Department budget. The district is a funding source for Corinth's share of the Fire Department expenditures and will only be applied to goods/services sold within the Corinth boundaries. Things to know about the proposed Fire District.

  • Earlier this year the cities of Corinth, Lake Dallas, Hickory and Shady Shores renewed the Fire Service Agreement for another 5 years beginning October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2026. This proposition does not include the other three cities nor does it impact the fire service agreement.
  • Currently, a .25% Street Maintenance Sales Tax is effective in Corinth, but that .25% sales tax will expire December, 2020 because the City has opted to use alternative funding mechanisms to continue the street maintenance program. If the Fire District is approved by the voters, that .25% tax expiring in December, 2020 will be collected and used for funding of the Fire District. If the Fire District is not approved by the voters, the overall sales tax charged for purchases made within the City will be reduced by .25%.
  • If Proposition A passes and Proposition B fails, the City Council will appoint the Fire District Board. However, the Council will not be able to appoint themselves as the board.

Proposition A

“The creation of the City of Corinth Fire Control, Prevention, and Emergency Medical Services District dedicated to fire safety and emergency medical services programs and the adoption of a proposed local sales and use tax at a rate of one-fourth of one percent.”

Proposition B

“Should the eligible voters authorize the creation of the City of Corinth Fire Control, Prevention, and Emergency Medical Services District dedicated to fire safety and emergency medical services programs, may the Corinth City Council approve a resolution to appoint the Corinth City Council to serve as the Board of Directors of the City of Corinth Fire Control, Prevention, and Emergency Medical Services District.”


Election day is Tuesday, November 3, 2020, from 7 am to 7 pm. Voting locations on Election Day are by precinct. Voter information, including precinct numbers, and a sample ballot can be found at votedenton.com.

  • Precinct 1020: Lake Sharon Community Church - 2650 Oakmont Dr, Corinth, TX 76210
  • Precinct 1021: Victory Life Church - 1501 FM2181, Corinth, TX 76210
  • Precinct 1022: American Eagle Harley Davidson - 5920 South, I-35E, Corinth, TX 76210
  • Precinct 1023, 1038: Corinth City Hall - 3300 Corinth Pkwy, Corinth, TX 76208



The City of Corinth will hold a General and Special Election on Tuesday, November 3, 2020.

The City of Corinth has a mayor and five City Council members who are elected at large for two year terms. Three City Council positions will be placed on the Tuesday, November 3, 2020 general election ballot: Place I, Place III, and Place IV. Candidate filings are available to the public online.

• Place 1: Sam Burke (incumbent, uncontested)

• Place 3: Steve Holzwarth (Candidate), Lindsey Rayl (Candidate)

• Place 4: Tina Henderson (incumbent, uncontested)

Voters will consider two local propositions on the reallocation of sales tax to the Fire Control, Prevention, and Emergency Medical Services District. The District will support Fire Prevention, Fire Operations, Fire Inspections and Fire Training. The Fire Department covers approximately 30 square miles. Lewisville Lake surrounds the South border, and Denton surrounds the North Border. The Fire Department currently operations out of three fire houses and a headquarters building.

The Proposed Fire District allocates a portion of the city sales tax to the fire department to assist in covering expenditures related to the City of Corinth share of the Fire Department budget. The district is a funding source for Corinth's share of the Fire Department expenditures and will only be applied to goods/services sold within the Corinth boundaries. Things to know about the proposed Fire District.

  • Earlier this year the cities of Corinth, Lake Dallas, Hickory and Shady Shores renewed the Fire Service Agreement for another 5 years beginning October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2026. This proposition does not include the other three cities nor does it impact the fire service agreement.
  • Currently, a .25% Street Maintenance Sales Tax is effective in Corinth, but that .25% sales tax will expire December, 2020 because the City has opted to use alternative funding mechanisms to continue the street maintenance program. If the Fire District is approved by the voters, that .25% tax expiring in December, 2020 will be collected and used for funding of the Fire District. If the Fire District is not approved by the voters, the overall sales tax charged for purchases made within the City will be reduced by .25%.
  • If Proposition A passes and Proposition B fails, the City Council will appoint the Fire District Board. However, the Council will not be able to appoint themselves as the board.

Proposition A

“The creation of the City of Corinth Fire Control, Prevention, and Emergency Medical Services District dedicated to fire safety and emergency medical services programs and the adoption of a proposed local sales and use tax at a rate of one-fourth of one percent.”

Proposition B

“Should the eligible voters authorize the creation of the City of Corinth Fire Control, Prevention, and Emergency Medical Services District dedicated to fire safety and emergency medical services programs, may the Corinth City Council approve a resolution to appoint the Corinth City Council to serve as the Board of Directors of the City of Corinth Fire Control, Prevention, and Emergency Medical Services District.”


Election day is Tuesday, November 3, 2020, from 7 am to 7 pm. Voting locations on Election Day are by precinct. Voter information, including precinct numbers, and a sample ballot can be found at votedenton.com.

  • Precinct 1020: Lake Sharon Community Church - 2650 Oakmont Dr, Corinth, TX 76210
  • Precinct 1021: Victory Life Church - 1501 FM2181, Corinth, TX 76210
  • Precinct 1022: American Eagle Harley Davidson - 5920 South, I-35E, Corinth, TX 76210
  • Precinct 1023, 1038: Corinth City Hall - 3300 Corinth Pkwy, Corinth, TX 76208



Post your questions concerning the General and Special Election and a City Staff member will provide accurate and up-to-date information and answers.  Please note that your question will not be published until a staff response is submitted.

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  • How does curbside voting work at corinth city hall

    Annette asked 16 days ago

    Great Question! When you arrive at city hall, just call 940-349-3200 and let the election know you're here! The staff will come outside to assist you. 

  • Can I get a copy of the ballot to review so I will know when I vote everything that will be there?

    Ginger Gilley asked 29 days ago

    Yes!  Voters can look up their sample ballot at the Denton County website: https://www.votedenton.com/voter-lookup/#VoterEligibilitySearch.

  • Fire Protection in Corinth has been, as I understand it, provided by the Lake Cities Fire District, presumably funded by all the cities, based on an allocation system which is unknown to me. Is this from a specific district tax on all communities, or in the case of Corinth, by a general budget line item? If so why does the city not simply continue this support, rather than a sales-tax set-aside? What activities of the city might have less funding under this set-aside, which seemingly could amount to more or less than the city Fire Department would need at a given time? I can see that the FD could benefit by a more consistent funding arrangement, if the present system involves an FD appeal to the Council every year for funding. Or does the funding request come from the Fire District? But should it not compete for city funding on the same basis as all other departments? If not, would other city functions also seek a tax set-aside? Why is a "district" being created rather than simply continuing with the current arrangement, which is already a District? Would the District be an independent taxing entity? Where can I find a detailed explanation of the history and purpose of this proposal?

    bxtasy asked about 1 month ago

    Earlier this year, the four cities renewed the fire service agreement for an additional five years beginning October 1, 2021 - September 30, 2026.  This proposition does not include the other three cities nor does it impact the fire service agreement.  The proposed district is a funding source for Corinth's share of the Fire Department expenditures and will only be applied to goods/services sold within the Corinth boundaries.  This is not a new tax, it reallocates the .25% that is currently pledged to Street Maintenance.  The Street Maintenance Sales Tax will expire in December 2020 and the City has alternate funding mechanisms to continue maintaining the street program.  There are only a few special districts allowed by law....Crime Control (police), Fire District, Street Maintenance.   The Police and Fire Departments are Corinth's two largest budgets in the General Fund.  The Fire District is proposed to be set up like the Corinth Crime Control and Prevention District which serves as an additional funding source for the Police Department.  

  • If Prop A passes and B fails who becomes the BOD for the service district. I believe there should be a FD representative on the board. Also, it is my understanding of a service district that it is an additional tax; is that correct

    Ron asked about 1 month ago

    If Proposition A passes and Proposition B fails, the City Council will then appoint the District Board.  Due to the failed proposition, the Council will not be able to appoint themselves as the board.

  • The purpose and limits of this proposition, as written, are vague; it is potentially ever-growing in scope and expense once established. 1. Does this proposition sever our contract with other cities w.r.t. Lake Cities Fire Department? 2. Is the .25% sales tax a new tax, thereby increasing our total sales tax rate above its current amount? 3. If the .25% sales tax is a redirection of existing tax rate income, which services in Corinth will have their funding reduced in order to redirect past tax incomes to the proposed Fire District? 4. Is the tax adjustment unique to Corinth or are all Lake Cities sales tax rates changing upon passage of this proposition? Do the other cities have their own proposition A with similar wording? 5. What bad thing will happen if the citizens of Corinth reject this proposition?

    txfeller asked about 1 month ago

    Great questions!

    The four cities renewed the fire service agreement for an additional five years beginning October 1, 2021 - September 30, 2026.  This proposition does not include the other three cities.  The district is a funding source for Corinth's share of the Fire Department expenditures and will only be applied to goods/services sold within the Corinth boundaries.  This is not a new tax, it reallocates the .25% that is currently pledged to Street Maintenance.  The Street Maintenance Sales Tax will expire in December 2020 and the City has alternate funding mechanisms to continue maintaining the street program.  Nothing bad will happen if the District is not approved.  However, the district will provide dedicated funding to the growing services of the fire department and will provide property tax relief in future years as the sales tax base grows. 

  • Are these propositions to eliminate Corinth's involvement with the Lake Cities Fire Department and to create a fire department for the City of Corinth alone?

    anthonyrk asked about 1 month ago

    Great question!  The propositions intent is to provide additional funding dedicated to the Fire Department.  It allocates a portion of the city sales tax to the fire department to assist in covering expenditures related to the City of Corinth share of the Fire Department budget.  Earlier this year the cities of Corinth, Lake Dallas, Hickory and Shady Shores renewed the Fire Service Agreement for another 5 years beginning October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2026.