Election Quicklinks



  TO:                 Candidates for May 4, 2024 General Election

  FROM:           Tina Biehle, City Secretary

  SUBJECT:     Candidate Information 


  1. Application For A Place On General Election Ballot – The first day to file for a place on the ballot is Wednesday, January 17, 2024.  City offices are open 8:00 a.m-12:00 pm and 1:00 pm-5:00 pm. The deadline for filing for a place on the ballot will be by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 16, 2024. https://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/forms/pol-sub/2-21f.pdf
  2. Ethics Commission’s Campaign Finance Guide for Candidates and Officeholders Who File With Local Filing Authorities.
  3. Appointment of Campaign Treasurer by a Candidate (Form CTA) https://www.ethics.state.tx.us/data/forms/coh/cta.pdf  Form CTA-Instruction Guidehttps://www.ethics.state.tx.us/forms/coh/CTA_ins.php
  4. Amended Appointment of a Campaign Treasurer by a Candidate (Form ACTA) https://www.ethics.state.tx.us/data/forms/coh/acta.pdf Form ACTA- Instruction Guide https://www.ethics.state.tx.us/forms/coh/ACTA_ins.php
  5. Candidate/Officeholder Campaign Finance Report (Form C/OH) https://www.ethics.state.tx.us/data/forms/coh/coh.pdf Form C/OH-Instruction Guide.  https://www.ethics.state.tx.us/data/forms/coh/COH_ins.pdf
  6. Title 15 of the Texas Election Code Regulating Political Funds and Campaigns. https://www.ethics.state.tx.us/statutes/title15.php
  7. Ethics Commission Rules.  https://www.ethics.state.tx.us/rules/commission/
  8. Fair Campaign Practices Act https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/EL/htm/EL.258.htm
  9. Form CFCP Code of Fair Campaign Practices  https://www.ethics.state.tx.us/data/forms/coh/cfcp.pdf
  10. "Political Advertising - What You Need to Know" from the Texas Ethics Commission. https://www.ethics.state.tx.us/data/resources/advertising/Gpol_adv.pdf
  11. Poll Watcher by Candidate on the Ballot or Declared Write-In Candidate. https://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/forms/pol-sub/4-16f.pdf


Please see these websites for more information: 

Secretary of State of Texas at https://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/index.shtml

Texas Ethics Commission at https://www.ethics.state.tx.us/ 


It is the duty of the candidate to become familiar with the laws that apply to campaigns for office. The City Secretary is responsible only for accepting and filing the various applications, affidavits, and statements, and noting the date and time of filing. Any questions regarding campaign finance reporting should be directed to the Texas Ethics Commission at 512-463-5800. The City Secretary should not be expected to judge or comment upon the timeliness or sufficiency of reports filed. Please also note that these documents are public records and are open for inspection by any person.  Copies of these forms and documents are available at City Secretary’s Office, 604 Wheatley St., during regular business hours.

Please feel welcome to contact me with any questions that you might have.


Tina Biehle
City Secretary