Interested in running for public office?
You must file an Appointment of Campaign Treasurer before you file an application for a place on the ballot, announce your intent to run for public office, or solicit or accept contributions or make expenditures.
You may also wish to complete a Code of Fair Campaign Practices form.
Filings due to the Bastrop County Elections Department should be filed using our online filing system. Campaign Finance Website- User Guide Note: You will not be able to file reports using the online system until our office has approved your registration application. Your registration can not be approved until we have received the completed Bastrop County ECF Security Form. Please contact the Texas Ethics Commission to determine who the filling authority is for the office you intend to run and for any questions regarding filing requirements.
Application for A Place on the Primary Ballot is filed with the political party of your choice. Tex. Elec. Code Ann. § 172.023
The application for a place on the primary ballot must be accompanied by either a filing fee or a petition in lieu of filing fee (PDF) signed by a certain number of qualified voters. Tex. Elec. Code Ann. § 172.025.
Filing dates: November 13, 2021-December 13, 2021 (6 p.m. deadline).
- Primary Early Voting: February 14, 2022 – February 25, 2022
- Primary Election Day: March 1, 2022
- Primary Runoff Early Voting: May 16, 2022 – May 20, 2022
- Primary Runoff Election Day: May 24, 2022
- General Election Early Voting: October 24, 2022-November 4, 2022
- General Election Day: November 8, 2022
For further information please contact your local political party.
Please note that information on this page is subject to change as a result of legislation or court order.
Information on Running for a Local Office:
Requirements for local offices (municipalities, school districts, other districts) in Texas vary according to the political subdivision. Therefore, you must contact the political subdivision where you are interested in running for office for qualification requirements, filing periods and other relevant information. At a minimum, you will be required to file an application for place on the ballot with your political subdivision. For additional information visit the Texas Secretary of State’s Local Election Candidate Information Page.
The following links are helpful resources for candidates as well as for office holders.
- Secretary of State’s Elections Division
- Texas Ethics Commission
- Political Advertising, What You Need to Know
- Placement of Signs by Texas Department of Transportation
- Poll Watcher Information Guide
- Poll Watcher Appointment Form (by political party)
- Poll Watcher Appointment Form (by a candidate)
Candidates and/or office holders are required to file Campaign Finance Reports on a certain filing schedule.
Note: You will not be able to file reports using the online system until our office has approved your registration application. Your registration can not be approved until we have received the completed Bastrop County ECF Security Form.
Please contact the Texas Ethics Commission to determine who the filling authority is for the office you hold or intent to run.
Candidates and/or office holders may purchase voter registration / election information from the Bastrop County Election Department. Visit Request for Voter Registration-Election Information for more information.
Bastrop County voting precincts maps (individual voting precinct maps and county-wide maps) are available or may be purchased from the Bastrop County GIS & Addressing Department. Please contact 512-332-7289 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.