Candidate Information 2016
ELECTION CANDIDATE INFORMATION
The Municipal General Election for the City of Wichita Falls, Texas, will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 for the purpose of electing a Mayor, Councilor District 3, Councilor District 4, and Councilor District 5.
Candidates for the positions must:
Be at least 21 years of age
Be a citizen of the United States
Have lived in Wichita Falls and the district (if filing for councilor) for 12 months immediately preceding the deadline for filing for a place on the ballot.
Not have been determined by a final judgment of a court to be totally mentally incapacitated or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote.
Not have been finally convicted of a felony from which the person has not been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disabilities.
Those wishing to become candidates must file an application for a place on the ballot, along with a filing fee of $100 or a petition signed by at least 50 qualified voters in the city (or district if filing for a councilor position). Applications are available at the City Clerk’s office or can be downloaded below. Filing for a place on the ballot begins on July 23, 2016 and runs through 5 p.m. on August 22, 2016. Applications are to be filed with the City Clerk.
For more information about the filing requirements, see Sections 10, 11, and 12 of the City Charter, Sections 2-28 and 2-29 of the Code of Ordinances, and the Texas Election Code Chapter 277.
Tracy Norr, City Clerk
1300 7th Street, Room 104
Wichita Falls, TX 76301