Campaign Finance Filings for Political Subdivisions Other Than Federal, State and County Offices

Individuals who are seeking public office must file Campaign Treasurer Appointments Forms and Campaign Finance Reports with the designated authority in the jurisdictions where they are seeking office. For example, in the City of Houston, the authority would be the City Secretary.

For more information
You can contact:
Texas Ethics Commission
201 East 14th St., 10th Floor
Austin, TX 78701
P. O. Box 12070
Austin, TX 78711-2070
www.ethics.state.tx.us
512-463-5800 • 1-800-325-8506

By statute, Texas Ethics Commission is the agency responsible for administering and enforcing laws concerning political contributions and expenditures and personal financial disclosure of state officers.

You can also call the Harris County Clerk’s Office at
713-274-9550.
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Filing for a place on the ballot in Partisan Elections

An individual seeking a Federal, State or County office representing one of the major political parties must file for a place on the ballot at the headquarters of their preferred party.

Filing for a place on the ballot at the State level as an Independent

An individual seeking a Federal or State office as an Independent candidate must file for a place on the ballot with the Secretary of State. For more information call 1-800-252-VOTE (8683), 512-463-5650 or visit http://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/candidates/index.shtml

Filing for a place on the ballot as an Independent at the County level

An individual seeking a County office as an Independent candidate must file for a place on the ballot with the Harris County Judge:
Harris County Judge Ed Emmett
1001 Preston, Suite 911 Houston, Texas 77002
Phone: 713-755-4000
Fax: 713-755-8379
Filing for a place on the ballot in a political subdivision in a nonpartisan election

An individual seeking a place on the ballot in political subdivision other than the County must file with the designated authority in the political subdivision where the office is being sought. For example, a candidate seeking a position on the Houston City Council must file with the City of Houston’s City Secretary. And, a candidate seeking a position on an Independent School Board must file with the designated authority in that political subdivision.