Election 2020

Municipal Election Day - November 3, 2020

The position of Mayor and City Councilors District 3, District 4 and District 5 will be elected in 2020.  

Application for Place on the Ballot

Requirements for filing for candidacy:

Candidates must comply with requirements of the City of Wichita Falls City Charter Section 11 and meet all other eligibility requirements set forth in the Texas Election Code.

  • 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 or 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.

Filing Deadlines:

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 above.  Filing for a place on the ballot begins on July 18, 2020 and runs through 5 p.m. on August 17, 2020.  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.

If you have questions please contact:

Marie Balthrop, City Clerk
1300 7th Street, Room 104
Wichita Falls, TX 76301
(940) 761-7409