Running for Office

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Filing for a Place on the Ballot

The filing period to file for a place on the ballot for the May 2, 2020 General Election is January 15 through February 14.  Notice of Filing Period

First Steps for Candidates Running for Office
Election Calendar
2020 City Council Meeting Calendar

To file for a place on the ballot, the following forms must be turned into the City Secretary by 5:00 p.m. on February 14:


Candidates for the General Election, must submit Campaign Finance Reports to the City Secretary on April 2 and April 24.

Questions regarding campaign financing regulations and reporting should be directed to the Texas Ethics Commission.


Declaration of Write-In Candidacy (deadline: February 18)
Certificate of Withdrawal (deadline: February 21)


Qualifications for City Council (City Charter)
Regulating Political Funds and Campaigns (Texas Election Code)
Political Advertising, What You Need to Know
Political Signs Regulations


Tarrant County Elections Administrator
Texas Ethics Commission
Texas Secretary of State  

Questions regarding elections may be sent to the City Secretary's Office or by calling 817.410.3182.