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    Campaign Filing and Finance

    Tarrant County Campaign Filing Links

    Note:  The information in this section below are for those candidates that file in Tarrant County only.

    Texas law requires that county officeholders and candidates file documents required to comply with campaign and financial disclosure laws.  County Officeholders and Candidates must file a Semiannual (January and July) Campaign Finance Report with the Tarrant County Elections Department in accordance with Title 15 of the Texas Election Code.   View Filing Schedule.

    In addition, county officeholders and candidates are required to file a personal financial statement in accordance with Chapter 159 of the Local Government Code. 

    Becoming a Candidate

    Candidates for office must meet certain qualifications and are required to file specific documents in order to qualify to appear on the ballot. These qualifications and requirements may vary slightly depending on whether the office sought is a local office, a county, a statewide office, or a federal office.  

    Procedures for Candidates

    Voter Registration Requirements for Candidates (House Bill 484) Frequently Asked Questions

    Rules regarding how the name can be listed on the ballot (Texas Election Code - Title 5 - Chapter 52 - Subchapter B)

    Filing for a Place on the Ballot:

    Important Links

    Campaign Signs Links

    Candidates should be aware that the Texas Ethics Commission, the Texas Department of Transportation, and many municipalities and schools have rules and ordinances governing the placement of political signs on public property and public right-of-way.  Contact the local municipalities and schools for their rules on signs.

    The absence of information does not mean that a unit of government does not have rules in place.  Candidates are also encouraged to be respectful of private property and ask permission from land owners before erecting any political signs.  Electioneering must be allowed at polling places during voting hours, but candidates are also encouraged to limit the number and placement of signs so that they do not constitute a hazard.

    This page was last modified on September 08, 2022


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