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Candidate requirements

To be a candidate for elective office in the City of Palmview, an individual must meet the following requirements which are a culmination of state and charter requirements as follows:

  1. Be a U.S. Citizen (Section 141.001 of the Texas Election Code);
  2. Be a registered voter of the City at time of filing (Article III, Section 3.02 and Article VI, Section 6.04, City Charter);
  3. Have resided in the City for at least twelve (12) months preceding the election at which they are candidates (Article III, Section 3.02, City Charter);
  4. Continue residency in the City during the term of office (Article III, Section 3.02 and Article VI, Section 6.04, City Charter);
  5. Not hold more than one public elective office (Article III, Section 3.02, City Charter);
  6. Not hold an appointed office of the city excluding boards, committees, and commissions (Article III, Section 3.02, City Charter);
  7. Be at least 21 years of age (Article III, Section 3.02 and Article VI, Section 6.04, City Charter);
  8. Not have been determined mentally incompetent by a final judgement of a court (Article III, Section 3.02, City Charter and Texas Election code Title 9, Chapter 141.001);
  9. Not have been convicted, whether final for appeal purposes or not, of a felony from which the person has not been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disabilities (Article III, Section 3.02, City Charter);
  10. Complete an “Application for a Place on the Ballot” (Article VI, Section 6. Section 6.04, City Charter & Section 134.004, Texas Election Code);
  11. Complete an “Appointment of Campaign Treasurer” form; (Section 252.001, Texas Election Code);
  12. Any City Employee or officer announcing their candidacy or who in fact become a candidate for an elected city office, must resign from said employment or position immediately (Article VI, Section 6.04, City Charter);
  13. A Member of the Council ceasing to possess any of the qualifications specified in this section or any other section of this Charter, or convicted of a felony while in office, shall immediately forfeit his/her office (Article III, Section 3.02, City Charter).

NOTE:  Any candidate for office in a duly held municipal election receiving a majority (over 50%) of the votes cast for the office for which he or she is a candidate, shall be elected to such office.  (Article VI, Section 6.05, City Charter)

Candidate Packet

A thorough Candidate’s Packet is prepared each election cycle providing important election information, forms, guides, election calendar and election-related ordinances.  These packets may be picked up in the City Secretary’s Office located at Palmview City Hall, 400 W. Veterans Blvd., Palmview, Texas and/or may be accessed through this website at least 30 days prior to the filing period before each municipal election cycle for municipal offices.

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