Candidate Eligibility and Forms

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 of 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.


Applications for Place on the Ballot may be filed during the following dates and times:
Start Date: January 19, 2022, 8:00 am - End Date: February 18, 2022, 5:00 pm
**See official notice of deadline on home Election Page for methods of submission and office hours**

Candidate Forms for Initial Filing: Candidate Pre-Filing Packet

Complete Candidate Packet:

Introduction Letter from City Secretary
Agency References
Council Meeting Information
Single Member District Map
City Charter & Code of Ordinances
Annual Budget
Annual Financial Report
Public Information Request Form
Election Calendar
Conflict of Interest Guide, Gifts
Nepotism Guide, Chart
Becoming a City Official Guide
Application for a Place on the Ballot
Political Advertising: Guide, Brochure, TxDOT, TEC
Political Fundraising Guide
Poll Watchers Guide, Form, Required Training
First Steps for Candidates Running for a City Office
Campaign Reporting Filling Schedule
Fair Campaign Practices Guide, Form
Regulating Political Funds and Campaigns
Campaigns Finance Guide
Treasurer Appointment Guide, Form
Treasurer Appointment Amendment Guide, Form
Campaign Finance Report Guide, Form, Correction
Daily Pre-Election Report Guide, Form, Correction
Unexpected Contributions Guide, Form
Specific-Purpose Committee Campaign Finance Guide, Form, Correction

Campaign Finance Reporting Due Dates: 

1st Report Due (30th day before election): April 7, 2022
2nd Report Due (8th day before election): April 29th, 2022
If filed modified reporting and exceed $940 in receipt/expenses: Due Immediately 
Semi-Annual Report Due: July 15th (only if C/OH-FR has not been filed following election) 
Semi-Annual Report Due: January 18th (only if C/OH-FE has not been filed following election)