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Qualifications for Office – ELECTION 2024

Qualifications for Office

Type A City (Local Gov’t Code, Section 22.032)

  • Age – 18
  • Residence — 1 year in state prior to the filing deadline; 1 year in city prior to election day (Mayoral Position)
  • Residence — 1 year in state prior to filing deadline; 6 months in the city (or ward) prior to filing deadline (Texas Elec. Code, Section 141.001(a); Brown v. Patterson, 609 SW 2nd 287)
    (Alderman Positions)
  • Age – 18
  • Must be a registered voter in territory elected from by the filing deadline
  • have not been determined mentally incompetent by a final judgment of a court
  • have not been finally convicted of a felony from which the person has not been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disabilities
  • No candidate may file in a single election for more than one elective office or position
  • No employee of the City shall continue in such position after filing for an elective City Office.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Lauren Bush, City Secretary, at (940) 889-3148 or email