Note: The next General Election is scheduled for May 9, 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 Election Code, Chapter 61 – Conduct of An Election
    5. 4.5 Texas Ethics Commission – Promoting Public Confidence in Government
    6. 4.6 State of Texas – Texas Ethics Commission – Guide to A Local Filing Authority’s Duties Under The Campaign Finance Law
    7. 4.7 Short Guide to the Prohibition Against Using Political Subdivision Resources for Political Advertising in Connection With An Election
    8. 4.8 Political Advertising – What You Need to Know
    9. 4.9 Election Code – Chapter 255 – Regulating Political Advertising & Campaign Communications
    10. 4.10 Political Sign Regulations
  5. 5. INFORMATION AND FORMS
    1. 5.1 Election Code – Chapter 573 – Degrees of Relationship; Nepotism Prohibition
    2. 5.2 Election Code – Chapter 143 – Candidate for City Office
    3. 5.3 Texas Ethics Commission – Appointment of A Campaign Treasurer by a Candidate – Instruction Guide
    4. 5.4 Election Code – Chapter 252 – Campaign Treasurer
    5. 5.5 Texas Ethics Commission – Amendment: Appointment of a Campaign Treasurer By A Candidate Instruction Guide
    6. 5.6 Election Code – Chapter 258 – Fair Campaign Practices
    7. 5.7 Poll Watcher’s Guide – Issued by the State of Texas, Election Division
    8. 5.8 Election Code – Chapter 33 – Watchers
    9. 5.9 Election Code – Chapter 34 – State Inspectors
  6. 6. CAMPAIGN FINANCE FILINGS [Electronic Filing Required – See Tab 3]
    1. 6.1 Texas Ethics Commission – Campaign Finance Guide for Candidates & Officeholders Who File With Local Filing Authorities
    2. 6.2 Texas Ethics Commission – 2015 Filing Schedule For Reports Due in Connection With Elections Held On Uniform Election Dates
    3. 6.3 Election Code – Chapter 251 – Regulating Political Funds and Campaigns
    4. 6.4 Election Code – Chapter 253 – Restrictions of Contributions & Expenditures
    5. 6.5 Election Code – Chapter 254 – Political Reporting
    6. 6.6 Texas Ethics Commission – Candidate/Officeholder Campaign Finance Report, Instruction Guide
    7. 6.7 Texas Ethics Commission – Correction Amendment Affidavit For Candidate/Officeholder
      [Also Blank Form in Packet Section 8]
    8. 6.8 Texas Ethics Commission – Candidate/Officeholder Report of Unexpended Contributions Instruction Guide
  7. 7. PERSONAL FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
    1. 7.1 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
    3. 7.3 Texas Ethics Commission – Helpful Hints for Filing Your Personal Financial Statement
  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 Form CTA)
    4. 8.4 Form in Packet – Amendment of a Campaign Treasurer By A Candidate (Form ACTA)
    5. 8.5 Form in Packet – Code of Fair Campaign Practices (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 (Form C/OH)
    9. 8.9 *** Form in Packet – Correction Affidavit of Candidate/Officeholder (Form COR–C/OH)
    10. 8.10 *** Form in Packet – Candidate/Officeholder Report of Unexpended Contributions (Form C/OH–UC)
    11. 8.11 Form in Packet – Personal Financial Statement (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."