Candidate Information 2017


Check "Candidate Filings" page for a list of those who have filed for this election.

The Municipal General Election for the City of Wichita Falls, Texas, will be held on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 for the purpose of electing a Councilor-At-Large, Councilor District 1 and Councilor District 2.  A special election will also be held that day to fill an unexpired term for Councilor District 5.  

Candidates for the positions must:

 Be at least 21 years of age

 Be a citizen of the United States

 Have lived in Wichita Falls and the district (if filing for councilor) for 12 months immediately preceding the deadline for filing for a place on the ballot.

 Not have been determined by a final judgment of a court to be totally mentally incapacitated or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote.

 Not have been finally convicted of a felony from which the person has not been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disabilities.

Those wishing to become candidates must file an application for a place on the ballot, along with a filing fee of $100 or a petition signed by at least 50 qualified voters in the city (or district if filing for a councilor position). Applications are available at the City Clerk’s office or can be downloaded below. Filing for a place on the ballot begins on July 24, 2017 and runs through 5 p.m. on August 21, 2017. Applications for the special election (District 5) are due by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, September 6, 2017.  All applications are to be filed with the City Clerk.

For more information about the filing requirements, see Sections 10, 11, and 12 of the City Charter, Sections 2-28 and 2-29 of the Code of Ordinances, and the Texas Election Code Chapter 277.

Application for a place on the ballot (English)

Application for a place on the ballot (Spanish)

Application for a place on the ballot (Special Election - District 5) (English)

Application for a place on the ballot (Special Election - District 5) (Spanish)

Petition for place on the ballot

Appointment of Campaign Treasurer by a Candidate (and instruction guide)

Code of Fair Campaign Practices

2017 Important Election Dates

Sign Information for the City of Wichita Falls and from the Texas Ethics Commission

Questions: Call

Tracy Norr, City Clerk

1300 7th Street, Room 104

Wichita Falls, TX 76301