Interested in running for public office?
You must first file an Appointment of Campaign Treasurer.
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 intent to run.
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 9, 2019-December 9, 2019 (6 p.m. deadline).
- 2020 Candidate’s Guide – Running for Federal, State, District or County offices
- Qualifications for Public Office
- Name of Candidate on Ballot – Rules per Texas Election Code
Important 2020 Election Dates:
Primary Early Voting: February 18, 2020- February 28, 2020
Primary Election Day: March 3, 2020
Primary Runoff Early Voting: May 18, 2020-May 22, 2020
Primary Runoff Election Day: May 26, 2020
General Election Early Voting: October 19, 2020-October 30, 2020
General Election Day: November 3, 2020
For further information please contact your local political party.
- Bastrop County Democratic Party
- Bastrop County Republican Party
The dates and information provided on this page are subject to changes from the 2019 legislative session.
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. Click here for more information.
Bastrop County voting precincts maps (individual voting precinct maps and county-wide maps) are available online or may be purchased from the Bastrop County GIS & Addressing Department. Please contact 512-332-7289 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.