Candidate for Council Packet

Letter to Candidate

**Please note that the town utilizes electronic forms, which can be found easily on this page.  Any candidate who wishes to pick up candidate forms in person from the town should call ahead so they are prepared in advance of their arrival.  

Letter to Candidate - Forms Information

Candidate Election Calendar

Important Contact & Reference Information

Application for Place on the Ballot - The loyalty oath is included on this form and must be notarized.

  • January 17, 2024 is the first day to file an application for a place on the ballot for the May 4, 2024 Election.
  • Applications must be filed in the Town Secretary's office no later than 5:00 p.m. on February 16, 2024.
  • Please note that the application has a section for your email address. Your email is optional, but remember that candidate applications are available to the public and will be uploaded to the Town's website.

Candidate Authorization to Release Personal Email Address Form

Appointment of Campaign Treasurer Form CTA   Form CTA and the CTA Instruction Form. The CTA form is to be filed with the Town Secretary's Office.  Please note that in accordance with Texas Law, you must designate a Campaign Treasurer before any funds can be expended or campaign contributions accepted.  You may name yourself as Treasurer.

  • There is an option for modified reporting on the back of the form.  Candidates who do not intend to accept more than $1,080 in political contributions or expend more than $1,080 in political expenditures may elect to report under modified reporting schedule.
    • Candidates reporting under the modified schedule are not required to file pre-election (due 30 days and 8 days before an election).
    • The selection of modified reporting still requires you to file semiannual reports (July 15 and January 15). If you select modified reporting, you need to file a Candidate/Officeholder Campaign Finance Report - Designation of Final Report to be relieved of reporting obligations after the election.

Candidate / Officeholder Campaign Finance Report Form C/OH - Form C/OH and the Instruction Guide.  This report shall be filed in the Town Secretary's office on the dates specified on the list of important dates.  The instruction guide explains how to complete the campaign finance report and the deadlines for filing pre-election reports.  If you still have questions after reviewing the guide, please contact the Texas Ethics Commission, which is responsible for interpreting Campaign Finance Law (Title 15), at 512.463.5800 or visit their website ( 

  • A candidate may file a modified reporting statement declaration if he/she does not plan to expend or receive more than $1,080.  The declaration shall be filed no later than the 30th day before the election.  A candidate filing the declaration is not required to file pre-election reports unless the candidate exceeds $1,080. 

Code of Fair Campaign Practices Form CFCP and Chapter 258, Election Code, Fair Campaign Practices Act from the Texas Ethics Commission.  Your subscription to this Code is Voluntary.  If you elect to subscribe to the Code form, it should be filed with the Town Secretary's Office.  Please note that a candidate who has filed a copy of this form may indicate such on political advertising in a form determined by the Ethics Commission. Additional resources prepared by the Texas Ethics Commission that you might find helpful include the following:

Texas Ethics Commission Training Videos for Local Filers

Conflict of Interest Questionnaire  Form CIQ

Texas Municipal League's A Guide to Becoming a City Official

Texas Attorney General's 2012 Texas Ethics, Gift & Honorarium Laws Made Easy