Elections


​Candidate Packet

Table of Contents


1. CANDIDATE LETTER​
2. DALLAS CITY CHARTER INFORMATION – MAYOR & CITY COUNCIL ELECTION
  2.1  City Council Dallas City Charter, Chapter III 
3. CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS, ELECTRONIC FILING AND TEMPORARY POLITICAL SIGNS
  3.1  Dallas City Code, Articles I, II and III, Chapter 15A
4. ELECTION INFORMATION
  ​4.1  ​  Candidate Calendar (Modified 05/10/17)
  4.2  Code of Ethics  Dallas City Code, Chapter 12–A
  4.3  Elections And Referendums Dallas City Charter, Chapter IV
  4.4  Conduct of An Election  Texas Election Code, Chapter 61
  4.5  A Brief Overview of the Texas Ethics Commission and its Duties Texas Ethics Commission 
  4.6  Guide to A Local Filing Authority’s Duties Under The Campaign Finance Law  Texas Ethics Commission
  4.7  Short Guide to the Prohibition Against Using Political Subdivision Resources for Political Advertising in Connection With An Election  Texas Ethics Commission
  4.8  Political Advertising : What You Need to Know  Texas Ethics Commission
  4.9  Regulating Political Advertising & Campaign Communications  Texas Election Code, Chapter 255
  4.10 Political Sign Regulations
   4.10.1      Municipal Regulation of Political Signs City of Dallas, Department of Code Compliance
   4.10.2 Regulation of Signs Along Interstate and Primary Highways Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 21
   4.10.3 Rules for Posting Campaign Signs Texas Department of Transportation
5. INFORMATION AND FORMS
  5.1 Nepotism Law
  5.1.1 Degrees of Relationship; Nepotism Prohibition –Texas Election Code, Chapter 573 ​​              
​5.1.2Consanguinity and Affinity Relationship Chart  VTCA Government Code, Chapter 573.021 through 573.025 
  ​5.2  Candidacy           
5.2.1​​Candidate for City Office Texas Election Code, Chapter 143 
​5.2.2Application For A Place on the City General Election Ballot
 [See Section 8.1]
  5.2.3 Petition for Place on the City General Election Ballot
 [See Section 8.2]
​5.2.4Required Signatures for Petition
  5.3  Campaign Treasurer       
​5.3.1Election Code – Chapter 252 – Campaign Treasurer
​5.3.2Appointment of A Campaign Treasurer by a Candidate – Instruction Guide Texas Ethics Commission
5.3.3Appointment of A Campaign Treasurer By A Candidate – Texas Ethics Commission
 [See Section 8.3]
​5.3.4Amendment: Appointment of a Campaign Treasurer By A Candidate Instruction Guide – Texas Ethics Commission   
  5.3.5 Amendment of a Campaign Treasurer By A Candidate Texas Ethics Commission
 [See Section 8.4]
  5.4  Fair Campaign Practices              
​5.4.1Fair Campaign Practices – Texas Election Code, Chapter 258
  5.4.2 Code of Fair Campaign Practices Texas Ethics Commission
 [See Section 8.5]
  5.7  Watchers             
​5.7.1Watchers – Texas Election Code, Chapter 33
​5.7.2Poll Watcher’s Guide – Texas Secretary of State, Elections Division
  5.7.3 Appointment of Poll Watcher By A Candidate On The Ballot Or Declared Write–In Candidate instructions Texas Ethics Commission
 [See Section 8.6]
 5.8Inspectors           
​5.8.1State Inspectors  – Texas Election Code, Chapter 34
  5.8.2 Request for Inspectors – Texas Secretary of State, Elections Division
 [See Section 8.7]
6. CAMPAIGN FINANCE REPORTING AND REGULATIONS
  6.1 Campaign Finance Guide for Candidates & Officeholders Who File With Local Filing Authorities – Texas Ethics Commission 
  6.2  2017 Filing Schedule For Reports Due in Connection With Elections Held On Uniform Election Dates – Texas Ethics Commission
  6.3  Regulating Political Funds and Campaigns – Texas Election Code, Chapter 251
  6.4  Restrictions of Contributions & Expenditures –  Texas Election Code, Chapter 253
  6.5  Political Reporting – Texas Election Code, Chapter 254
  6.6 Candidate/Officeholder Campaign Finance Report, Instruction Guide – Texas Ethics Commission
   6.6.1 Candidate/Officeholder Campaign Report and Designation of Final Report – Texas Ethics Commission
 [See Section 8.8]
​6.6.2Correction Amendment Affidavit For Candidate/Officeholder – Texas Ethics Commission
 [See Section 8.9]
  6.7  Candidate/Officeholder Report of Unexpended Contributions Instruction Guide – Texas Ethics Commission
   6.7.1 Candidate/Officeholder Report of Unexpended Contributions – Texas Ethics Commission
 [See Section 8.10]
7. PERSONAL FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
  7.1  Personal Financial Disclosure, Standards of Conduct, and Conflict of Interest – Texas Government Code, Chapter 572
  7.2  Personal Financial Statement, Instruction Guide – Texas Ethics Commission
  7.3  Helpful Hints for Filing Your Personal Financial Statement – Texas Ethics Commission
   7.3.1 Personal Financial Statement – Texas Ethics Commission
[See Blank Form in Section 8.11]
8. BLANK FORMS​
  8.1  Application For A Place on the City General Election Ballot (English/Spanish) (Form AW2–15)
  8.2   Petition For A Place On The City General Election Ballot (Form AW2–16)
  8.3   Appointment of A Campaign Treasurer By A Candidate Form CTA)
  8.4  Amendment of a Campaign Treasurer By A Candidate (Form ACTA)
  8.5   Code of Fair Campaign Practices (Form CFCP)
  8.6   Appointment of Poll Watcher By A Candidate On the Ballot Or Declared Write–in Candidate (Form AW4–16)
  8.7   Request for Inspectors (Form AW4–19)
  8.8 *Candidate/Officeholder Campaign Report and Designation of Final Report (Form C/OH)
  8.9 *Correction Affidavit of Candidate/Officeholder (Form COR–C/OH)
8.10*Candidate/Officeholder Report of Unexpended Contributions (Form C/OH–UC)
  8.11 ​Personal Financial Statement (Form PFS)
  
*Note: Article II, Sec. 15A-8 of the Dallas City Code, in part, requires "...campaign finance reports ...  required to be filed with the city secretary ... be filed in an electronic format."​​