What qualifications do I need to meet?
All candidates running for office in Texas need to meet basic requirements for the position, including age, citizenship status, residency and other requirements.
Where do I file?
Who you file with, and where the paperwork goes, depends on the office you are running for in Texas.
If you are running for an office based in one county, you file to run for office with your local county Democratic county chair.
If you are running for an office that represents more than one county, such as a statewide office, district attorney and many state senate and representative seats, you file with the Texas Democratic Party, 1106 Lavaca St #100, Austin, TX 78701 by mail or in person. The Texas Democratic Party is open from 9 – 5 weekdays and 10 – 2 on Saturday to accept filing paperwork. Sunday appointments available by request; email JBoynton@txdemocrats.org to set up an appointment.
Paperwork and the fee for running for office must be submitted by 6 pm December 14, 2015.
- Application for a place on the ballot for County or Precinct Chair
- Application for most candidates, including county and statewide offices
- Cost of filing to run for office, by office
- Nominating petition, replacing the fee associated with running for office
Name a Treasurer
Before you raise or spend a single dollar for your campaign, you must file a campaign treasurer.
If you are running for U.S. Representative or U.S Senate, you file with the Federal Election Commission.
If you are running for an office that represents more than one county, you file your treasurer with the Texas Ethics Commission. You can file online.
If your office is a countywide or county district office, you file your treasurer with the County Clerk in person.
July 7, 2015
The Democratic Party of Bastrop County, Texas is proud to welcome to Bastrop County, Texas all the members of the Armed Forces of the United States of America who are participating in the Jade Helm training exercise. We salute these citizen soldiers who have volunteered to serve their country, just as their brothers and sisters through history have defended the Constitution of the United States with their very lives. During this two-hundred and thirty-ninth birthday of our great nation, we are constantly reminded of their sacrifice, their valor, their loyalty and the high honors that they have secured for themselves, without which we would not enjoy the blessings of that liberty that we hold so dear.
Bastrop County has over 70 years of history as a training location for our military, dating back to the days of the U.S. Army 10th Mountain Division at Camp Swift in 1942. In this long tradition, we extend to our visitors a warm Texas howdy. We pray for their safety and well-being and offer a heart-felt thank-you for a job well done.
Ed Skarnulis, Chair
Bastrop County Democratic Party
1009 Main St., Bastrop, TX 78602