2022 General/Regular City Election Candidate Form
Thank you for your interest in becoming a candidate in the 2022 General/Regular City Election of Officers. The candidate page contains forms and information that will assist you in your campaign process.
*Please note, the duties of the Town Administrator are limited to verifying the accurateness and the timely filing of forms. Although I will be happy to answer any questions you might have, I can not advise you during the campaign process. As a candidate, it is your responsibility to ensure that all required forms are filed properly and by the appropriate deadlines.
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Dear Prospective Candidate:
Thank you for your desire and willingness to serve the Town of Shady Shores. In an effort to assist you in your candidacy, I have provided the following forms and dates that you will need during the election process. Please read over the information and let me know if you have any questions.
Filing for a place on the ballot begins January 19, 2022 and ends at 5:00 p.m. February 18, 2022. Please note that although our office closes at 4:30 we will be open until 5:00 p.m. on February 18, 2022. Each application must be carefully reviewed to determine whether it complies with the Election Code requirements as to content; so please file your application as soon as possible to allow sufficient time for review. You must appoint a campaign treasurer at the time of filing of unless you have already done so.
Please read the next two paragraphs carefully:
Title 15 of the Texas Election Code pertains to campaign contributions and expenditures. Financial reports (the forms are included) must be completed by the candidates’ campaign treasurer (but signed by the candidate) and filed in my office. Campaign reports are considered open records and will be viewed as such by the public. Should you have any questions regarding the reporting procedures, contributions or expenditures, please call the Texas Ethics Commission, disclosure Filings Division 512-463-5800 for assistance, or online at www.ethics.state.tx.us. The duties of the City Secretary are limited to accepting and filing the various applications, affidavits and statements and noting the date and time of filing thereon.
The Texas Election law requires certain disclosures and notices on political advertising. Please review the political advertising guide. There are currently no permits required for political signs; Please exercise discretion in the placement of your campaign signs, and be sure to remove them after your campaign.
Again, thank you for your interest in municipal government and your willingness to serve the community. Please contact me with any questions, or concerns, (940) 498-0044 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wendy Withers, TRMC,CMC,CPM