Running for Office

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The filing period to file for a place on the ballot for the May 4, 2019 General Election is January 16 through February 15.  Notice of Filing Period

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 15:

Campaign Finance Reporting

Candidates for the General Election, must submit Campaign Finance Reports to the City Secretary on April 4 and April 26.

Helpful Information 

1st Steps for Candidates Running for City Offices
Election Calendar
2019 City Council Meeting Dates
Political Fundraising, What You Need to Know
Political Advertising, What You Need to Know

Other Forms

Declaration of Write-In Candidacy (deadline: February 19)
Certificate of Withdrawal

Rules and Regulations

Qualifications for City Council (City Charter)
Regulating Political Funds and Campaigns (Texas Election Code)
Political Signs Regulations

Other Resources


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.