Elections


​Candidate Packet

Table of Contents

1.  CANDIDATE LETTER​​ (Revised 1/4/19)
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 (Revised 5/2/19)
      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 Government Code, Chapter 573​   
                5.2.2  Consanguinity 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
                5.2.2  Application For A Place on the City General Election Ballot 
                             [See  BLANK FORMS Section 8.1 below]
                5.2.3  Petition for Place on the City General Election Ballot 
                              [See BLANK FORMS Section 8.2 below]
                5.2.4  Required Signatures for Petition
      5.3  Campaign Treasurer  
                5.3.1  Election Code – Chapter 252 – Campaign Treasurer
 
               5.3.2  Appointment of A Campaign Treasurer by a Candidate – Instruction Guide Texas Ethics Commission
                5.3.3  Appointment of A Campaign Treasurer By A Candidate – Texas Ethics Commission   
                              [See BLANK FORMS Section 8.3 below]
                5.3.4  Amendment: 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 BLANK FORMS Section 8.4 below]
      5.4  Fair Campaign Practices
                5.4.1  Fair Campaign Practices – Texas Election Code, Chapter 258
                5.4.2  Code of Fair Campaign Practices Texas Ethics Commission   
                             
[See BLANK FORMS Section 8.5 below]
      5.7  Watchers
                5.7.1  Watchers – Texas Election Code, Chapter 33
                5.7.2  Poll 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 BLANK FORMS Section 8.6 below]
      5.8  Inspectors
                5.8.1  State Inspectors  – Texas Election Code, Chapter 34
                5.8.2  Request for Inspectors – Texas Secretary of State, Elections Division  
                             
[See BLANK FORMS Section 8.7 below]
6.  CAMPAIGN FINANCE REPORTING AND REGULATIONS - Texas Ethics Commission (TEC)
      6.1  Campaign Finance Guide for Candidates & Officeholders Who File With Local Filing Authorities – TEC
      6.2  Filing Schedule For Reports Due in Connection With Elections Held On Uniform (LOCAL) Election Dates – TEC 
      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 – TEC 
                6.6.1  Candidate/Officeholder Campaign Report and Designation of Final Report – TEC  
                               [See BLANK FORM Section 8.8 below]
           
                6.6.2  Correction Amendment Affidavit For Candidate/Officeholder – TEC  
                             
[See  BLANK FORMS Section 8.9 below]         
      6.7  Candidate/Officeholder Report of Unexpended Contributions Instruction Guide – TEC 
                6.7.1  Candidate/Officeholder Report of Unexpended Contributions – TEC  
                              [See BLANK FORMS Section 8.10 below]           
7.  PERSONAL FINANCIAL STATEMENTS - Texas Ethics Commission (TEC)
      7.1  Personal Financial Disclosure, Standards of Conduct, and Conflict of Interest – Texas Government Code,
                Chapter 572

      7.2  Personal Financial Statement, Instruction Guide – TEC
      7.3  FAQ's for Filing Your Personal Financial Statement – TEC
                7.3.1  Personal Financial Statement – TECLocal Government Code, Chapter 145  
                              [See BLANK FORMS Section 8.11 below]
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."​​