Sachse operates under the council-manager form of government. Under this plan, the qualified voters of the city elect a City Council which, in turn, hires a City Manager to administer the city's day-to-day operations. The Sachse City Council is composed of seven members: six Councilmembers (Places 1 through 6) and the Mayor. Councilmembers are elected at-large, representing the entire city, and serve three-year terms. No person shall serve more than three consecutive terms in a given position. The uniform Election Day for the City of Sachse is the first Saturday in May.