How to Run for Local Office

Are you looking to run for office? Please fill out this form and our candidates services team will get back with you soon.

Learn about running for federal, state, or county office here.

What qualifications do I need to meet?

All candidates running for office in Texas need to meet basic requirements for the position, including age, citizenship status, residency and other requirements.

Important documents:

Where do I file?

Who you file with, and where the paperwork goes, depends on the office you are running for in Texas.

Important documents:

  • Application for a place on the ballot
  • Cost of filing to run for office, by office
  • Nominating petition, replacing the fee associated with running for office

Name a Treasurer

Before you raise or spend a single dollar for your campaign, you must file a campaign treasurer.

These reports will, likely, be filed with the same office you submitted your application to be on the ballot.

Important documents: