Election Information

Responsibilities


The City Clerk is entrusted with administration and coordination of municipal elections in accordance with the Texas Election Code, including City Council elections, as well as elections dealing with bond issues, referendums, initiatives, and revisions of the City Charter.

The City Clerk serves as the filing authority for campaign expense and contribution reports for officeholders and candidates for office and receives campaign finance reports from local candidates, officeholders, and political action committees as required by the Texas Ethics Commission.

Elections


Regular municipal elections are held the second Saturday in May in odd-numbered years. Information on the current regular Municipal election can be found here.

Resources

2021 Election Advisory

Voter registration information from the Secretary of State's Office

Voter registration information from Jim Wells County, Texas

Voter information (as related to specific election) and translation of voter information

Appointment of A Campaign Treasurer by a Candidate Form CTA-Instruction Guide:
www.ethics.state.tx.us/forms/CTA_ins.pdf 

Appointment of A Campaign Treasurer by a Candidate Form CTA:
www.ethics.state.tx.us/forms/cta.pdf


Amendment: Appointment of a Campaign Treasurer by a Candidate - Instruction Guide:
www.ethics.state.tx.us/forms/ACTA_ins.pdf

Amendment: Appointment of a Campaign Treasurer by a Candidate Form ACTA:
www.ethics.state.tx.us/forms/acta.pdf

Code of Fair Campaign Practices Form CFCP:
https://www.ethics.state.tx.us/data/forms/coh/cfcp.pdf

Petition for a Place On The City General Election Ballot:
www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/forms/pol-sub/2-16f.pdf

Personal Financial Statement Form PFS-Instruction Guide:
www.ethics.state.tx.us/forms/PFS_ins.pdf

Personal Financial Statement Form PFS:
www.ethics.state.tx.us/forms/pfs10.pdf

Corrected Financial Statement and Good-Faith Affidavit (To be used for Form PFS):
www.ethics.state.tx.us/forms/2cor_pfs10.pdf

Candidate/Officeholder Campaign Finance Report Form C/OH - Instruction Guide:
www.ethics.state.tx.us/forms/COH_ins.pdf

Candidate/Officeholder Campaign Finance Report Form C/OH:
www.ethics.state.tx.us/forms/coh.pdf 

Candidate/Officeholder Report of Unexpended Contributions Form C/OH-UC - Instruction Guide: 
www.ethics.state.tx.us/forms/COHuc_ins.pdf

Candidate/Officeholder Report of Unexpended Contributions Form C/OH-UC:
www.ethics.state.tx.us/forms/coh_uc.pdf
 
Appointment of Poll Watcher By Candidate On The Ballot Or Declared Write-In Candidate:

www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/forms/pol-sub/4-16f.pdf

Campaign Finance Guide For Candidates And Officeholders Who File With Local Filing Authorities:
www.ethics.state.tx.us/guides/coh_local_guide.pdf

Political Advertising - What You Need To Know:
http://www.ethics.state.tx.us/guides/G11polad.pdf

Title 3, Election Code, Chapter 33 - Watchers, Subchapter A. Appointments:
www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/EL/pdf/EL.33.pdf

Title 9, Election Code, Chapter 141 - Candidacy For Public Office Generally, Subchapter C. Petition:
www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/EL/pdf/EL.141.pdf

Title 15, Election Code, Chapter 255 - Regulating Political Advertising And Campaign Communications:
www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/EL/pdf/EL.255.pdf

Title 15, Election Code - Regulating Political Funds and Campaigns:
www.ethics.state.tx.us/statutes/09title15.pdf