The City of Manor is a "Home-Rule" city which operates as Council-Manager form of government. Manor's governing body is made up of six Council Members and the Mayor, all of whom have an equal vote in making decisions for the City. The Mayor and the Council Members are elected at-large, by Place. Each seat on the council, except for the position of mayor, are numbered as Place 1 through Place 6. The Council Member occupying a particular seat is identified by the Place number assigned to that council seat.
On November 3, 2020, Special Election, City of Manor residents voted for the approval of Proposition B - City Council Four-Year Term of Office.
** Beginning in November 2021 General Election, the Mayor and Council Members are elected by majority vote; and Mayor and Council Members will be elected for four-year terms pursuant to the transition schedule:
(1) The candidates elected to Places 2, 4, and 6 in the November 2020 general election shall serve two-year terms.
(2) For the November 2021 general election, the Mayor and Places 1, 3, and 5 will be elected for three-year terms.
(3) For the November 2022 general election, Places 2, 4, and 6 will be elected to four-year terms.
(4) For the November 2024 general election, the Mayor and Places 1, 3, and 5 will be elected for four-year terms.
(5) Thereafter, the candidates elected to the city council in the November general election will be elected to four-year terms.