Filing and Petitions
Petitions and applications for a place on the ballot must be filed with the City Secretary during the filing period for the election. The filing period begins on the 108th day before election day and ends at 5 p.m. on the 78th day before election day. Election day is the first Saturday in May. Specific dates will be posted to this page for the next City Council Election.
Petitions should include the signature of the resident, the printed name, residence address, county of registration, date signed, date of birth and/or the voter registration certificate number. It is recommended that the candidate obtain more than the required number of signatures in the event that some signatures cannot be verified. It is the responsibility of the candidate (or the person who is circulating the petition on behalf of the candidate) to verify each signature and voter registration status.
Petition forms must be notarized. In the event that someone circulates the petition on behalf of the candidate, that person must appear before a notary and sign the affidavit on each petition sheet. If the same person obtains signatures on more than one sheet, the sheets may be stapled together and the top page notarized. All petition pages must be turned in together at the time the application for place on the ballot is filed.
Contributions and Expenditures
Campaign Filing Schedule
Questions regarding reporting procedures, contributions or expenditures should be directed to the Texas Ethics Commission at 1-800-325-8506 or 512-463-5800. The duties of the City Secretary are limited to accepting and filing the various applications, affidavits and statements. It is outside of the City Secretary's authority to review the reports for correctness or to advise you on what information must be included.
The City Secretary may be contacted at 972-744-4290 or by email at Aimee.Nemer@cor.gov.