Candidate Resources

The following information outlines the qualifications of an elected officer of the City, and resources are provided for candidates running for an elected office. See campaign finance rules and reporting requirements here.

Qualifications for Elected Officials

(Section 3.2, City of Cleburne Charter)

  • Shall possess the qualifications of an elector; and 
  • Shall be a citizen of the United States; and
  • Shall be a resident of the City for at least twelve (12) months prior to Election Day; and
  • Shall not be in arrears in the payment of any taxes or other liability due the City

Terms of City Council

(Section 3.2, City of Cleburne Charter)

  • The Councilmember and Mayor shall hold office two (2) years, respectively and until their successors are elected and have been qualified.
  • All general elections for mayor and city council members shall be held on such date as is prescribed by State Law and the City Charter not in conflict herewith. Two (2) councilmembers and a mayor shall be elected for a two (2) year term each even-numbered year. Two (2) councilmembers shall be elected for a two (2) year term each odd-numbered year.
  • The City shall be divided into districts, with councilmembers elected from their respective districts, and the mayor elected at-large.

Any person desiring to have his or her name placed upon the official ballot for any election may do so by filing an Application for a Place on the Ballot with the City Secretary during the designated filing period.

2024 Elections

Any person desiring to have his or her name placed upon the official ballot may do so by filing an Application for a Place on the Ballot with the City Secretary during the designated filing period as follows::

  • Special Election - Nov. 15, 2023 at 8 a.m. through March 4, 2024 at 5 p.m.
  • General Election - Jan. 17, 2024 at 8 a.m. through Feb. 16, 2024 at 5 p.m.

Candidate applications may be hand delivered, emailed to [email protected], or faxed to 817-556-8848. See the official notice of filing deadline and drawing for place on the ballot on the Election Page.

Candidate Packet

View the 2024 Special Election Candidate Filing Packet here.
View the 2024 General Election Candidate Filing Packet here.

Full candidate packet is as follows: