Candidate Filing Information

 2020 Candidate Filing Information

 

Filing period to be on the Primary ballot runs November 9 - December 9, 2019 (6pm)

 

 

STEPS FOR FILING FOR PUBLIC OFFICE

 

Step No. 1:  File Appointment of a Campaign Treasurer by a Candidate. (TEC Sec. 252.001) (FORM CTA)

  •  Candidates for county & precinct offices file with the Elections Administrator. (TEC Sec. 252.005(2)) Candidates for Statewide office file with the Texas Ethics Commission. (TEC Sec.252.005(1))
     
  •  Judicial Candidates file Appointment of a Campaign Treasurer by a Judicial Candidate and Judicial Declaration of Intent Regarding Expenditure Limits. (FORM JCTA) Candidates for District Judge file with the Texas Ethics Commissioner. (TEC Sec.252.005(1)) Candidates for County Court at Law No.1 & 2 file with the Elections Administrator. (TEC Sec.252.005(2))

Step No. 2: (OPTIONAL) File Code of Fair Campaign Practices. (TEC Chapter 258) (FORM CFCP)

  •  Candidates for county & precinct office file with the Elections Administrator. (TEC Sec.258.003(a)) Candidates for Statewide Office and District Judge file with Texas Ethics Commission. (TEC Sec.258.003(a))

Step No. 3: File Application for a Place on the Primary Ballot and pay a filing fee or submit a Petition in Lieu of Filing Fee to the party chair. (TEC Sec.141.031,172.021,172.025)

 

BRAZOS COUNTY CHAIR INFORMATION

Democratic Chair: T C Langford (979) 779-5600
Republican Chair: David Hilburn (979) 268-2308

 

State and Federal Forms, Applications, and Guides

Campaign Finance Forms and Schedule (Texas Ethics Commission)
https://www.ethics.state.tx.us/main/local.htm

Qualifications for Office (Secretary of State)
https://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/candidates/guide/qualifications.shtml

Application for Place on Primary Ballot  (Secretary of State)
https://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/forms/pol-sub/2-2f.pdf

Political Advertising: What you need to know (Texas Ethics Commission)
https://www.ethics.state.tx.us/guides/Gpolad.pdf

Political Fund Raising: What you need to know (Texas Ethics Commission)
https://www.ethics.state.tx.us/guides/polfund-guide.pdf

Placement of Signs (TxDOT)
https://www.txdot.gov/inside-txdot/division/right-of-way/campaign-signs.html

Candidate Guide (Secretary of State)
https://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/candidates/index.shtml

 

Contributions and Expenditures Reports

Texas Election Code Title 15 covers the regulation of political funds and campaigns including recordkeeping, reporting, and public posting of campaign and financial reports for County officeholders and candidates for office. View the latest Brazos County Contributions and Expenditures Reports here.

 

Brazos County Offices on the Ballot for 2020

District Judge, 272nd District Court
District Attorney
County Attorney
County Tax Assessor Collector
Commissioner 1
Commissioner 3
Sheriff