Note: The next General Election is scheduled for May, 2015, and the Candidate Packet will be updated accordingly.

CANDIDATE PACKET: TABLE OF CONTENTS

  1. 1. CANDIDATE LETTER
  2. 2. DALLAS CITY CHARTER INFORMATION – MAYOR & CITY COUNCIL ELECTION
    1. 2.1 Dallas City Charter, Chapter III – City Council
  3. 3. CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS, ELECTRONIC FILING AND TEMPORARY POLITICAL SIGNS
    1. 3.1 Dallas City Code – Chapter 15A
  4. 4. ELECTION INFORMATION
    1. 4.1 Candidate Calendar
    2. 4.2 Dallas City Code, Chapter 12–A – Code of Ethics
    3. 4.3 Dallas City Charter, Chapter IV – Elections And Referendums
    4. 4.4 State of Texas, Election Code, Chapter 61 – Conduct of An Election
    5. 4.5 State of Texas – Texas Ethics Commission – Promoting Public Confidence in Government (Rev. 9/22/2009)
    6. 4.6 State of Texas – Texas Ethics Commission – Guide to A Local Filing Authority’s Duties Under The Campaign Finance Law (Revised 9/28/11)
    7. 4.7 Short Guide to the Prohibition Against Using Political Subdivision Resources for Political Advertising in Connection With An Election (Revised 9/01/09)
    8. 4.8 Political Advertising – What You Need to Know (Revised 7/19/2011)
    9. 4.9 State of Texas – Election Code – Chapter 255 – Regulating Political Advertising & Campaign Communications
    10. 4.10 Political Sign Regulations
  5. 5. INFORMATION AND FORMS
    1. 5.1 State of Texas – Election Code – Chapter 573 – Degrees of Relationship; Nepotism Prohibition
    2. 5.2 State of Texas – Election Code – Chapter 143 – Candidate for City Office
    3. 5.3 State of Texas – Texas Ethics Commission – Appointment of A Campaign Treasurer by a Candidate – Instruction Guide (Revised 7/14/2010)
    4. 5.4 State of Texas – Election Code – Chapter 252 – Campaign Treasurer
    5. 5.5 State of Texas – Texas Ethics Commission – Amendment: Appointment of a Campaign Treasurer By A Candidate Instruction Guide (Rev. 7/14/2010)
    6. 5.6 State of Texas – Election Code – Chapter 258 – Fair Campaign Practices
    7. 5.7 Poll Watcher’s Guide – Issued by the State of Texas, Election Division (Updated 4/2012)
    8. 5.8 State of Texas – Election Code – Chapter 33 – Watcher
    9. 5.9 State of Texas – Election Code – Chapter 34 – State Inspectors
  6. 6. CAMPAIGN FINANCE FILINGS [Electronic Filing Required – See Tab 3]
    1. 6.1 State of Texas – Texas Ethics Commission – Campaign Finance Guide for Candidates & Officeholders Who File With Local Filing Authorities (Rev. 9/28/2011)
    2. 6.2 State of Texas – Texas Ethics Commission – 2013 Filing Schedule For Reports Due in Connection With Elections Held On Uniform Election Dates
    3. 6.3 State of Texas – Election Code – Chapter 251 – Regulating Political Funds and Campaigns
    4. 6.4 State of Texas – Election Code – Chapter 253 – Restrictions of Contributions & Expenditures
    5. 6.5 State of Texas – Election Code – Chapter 254 – Political Reporting
    6. 6.6 State of Texas – Texas Ethics Commission – Candidate/Officeholder Campaign Finance Report, Instruction Guide (Revised 9/28/11)
    7. 6.7 State of Texas – Texas Ethics Commission – Correction Amendment Affidavit For Candidate/Officeholder Instructions
    8. 6.8 State of Texas – Texas Ethics Commission – Candidate/Officeholder Report of Unexpended Contributions instruction guide
  7. 7. PERSONAL FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
    1. 7.1 State of Texas – Government Code – Chapter 572 – Personal Financial Disclosure, Standards of Conduct, and Conflict of Interest
    2. 7.2 State of Texas – Texas Ethics Commission – Personal Financial Statement, Instruction Guide (Revised 1/7/2013)
    3. 7.3 State of Texas – Texas Ethics Commission – Helpful Hints for Filing Your Personal Financial Statement (Rev. 4/26/2011)
  8. 8. BLANK FORMS
    1. 8.1 Form in Packet – Application For A Place on the City General Election Ballot (English/Spanish) (Form AW2–15)
    2. 8.2 Form in Packet – Petition For A Place On The City General Election Ballot (Form AW2–16)
    3. 8.3 Form in Packet – Appointment of A Campaign Treasurer By A Candidate (Rev. 7/14/2010) Form CTA)
    4. 8.4 Form in Packet – Amendment of a Campaign Treasurer By A Candidate (Rev. 7/14/2010) (Form ACTA)
    5. 8.5 Form in Packet – Code of Fair Campaign Practices (Rev. 11/23/2010) (Form CFCP)
    6. 8.6 Form in Packet – Appointment of Poll Watcher By A Candidate On the Ballot Or Declared Write–in Candidate (Form AW4–16)
    7. 8.7 Form in Packet – Request for Inspectors (Form AW4–19)
    8. 8.8 *** Form in Packet – Candidate/Officeholder Campaign Report and Designation of Final Report (Rev. 4/28/2011) (Form C/OH)
    9. 8.9 *** Form in Packet – Correction Affidavit of Candidate/Officeholder (Rev. 9/01/2011) (Form COR–C/OH)
    10. 8.10 *** Form in Packet – Candidate/Officeholder Report of Unexpended Contributions (Rev. 6/30/2006) (Form C/OH–UC)
    11. 8.11 Form in Packet – Personal Financial Statement (Rev. 11/1/2012) (Form PFS)

*** Note: According to Article II, Sec. 15A-8 of the Dallas City Code, "...campaign finance reports required to be filed with the city secretary by a city officeholder, a candidate for city elective office, or a political committee (whether general purpose or specific purpose) be filed in an electronic format."