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Interested in running for office?

The Republican Party of Texas wants you to run for office!

Check eligibility

Check this helpful chart from the Texas Secretary of State to determine if your age, residency, etc. qualifies you to pursue public office.

Check filing fees

See filing fee and/or petition in lieu of filing fee amounts for the various offices here.


State or local office

1) Complete campaign finance forms

Select the appropriate office for forms and instructions.

Contact Texas Ethics Commission with any questions. Phone: (512) 463-5800

File campaign finance forms with the appropriate authority. See TEC FAQ answers #4–#9

2) Get on the ballot

Filing begins November 11, 2017. Deadline is December 11, 2017, 6:00 p.m. More information below. 

Application for public office

Petition in Lieu of Filing Fee and/or Judicial Petitions

Statewide Judicial Petition

Application for Party Office (County or Precinct Chair)

  • If your district covers all or part of one county, file with your county party. Full list of county chairs here.
  • If your district covers more than one county, contact the Republican Party of Texas Organizational Department

3) Run your campaign!

 


 

Federal office

1) File with the Federal Election Commission

Click here.

2) Get on the ballot

Filing begins November 11, 2017. Deadline is December 11, 2017, 6:00 p.m.

Use of the form below to apply to get on the ballot.

Federal Election Ballot Application 2018 (pdf)

Petition in Lieu of Filing Fee (pdf)

  • If your district covers all or part of one county, file with your county party. Full list of county chairs here.
  • If your district covers more than one county, contact the Republican Party of Texas Organizational Department

3) Run your campaign!


Filing Information

The filing period for candidates requesting a place on the 2018 Republican primary ballot opens Saturday, November 11 and closes Monday, December 11. The Republican Party of Texas will be available the following dates and times to accept ballot applications for statewide and mutli-county district offices:

Saturday – November 11 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Please Note: the front door of the building is locked until 11 a.m. on weekends. We will have a staffer downstairs a few minutes before 10 a.m. to allow access to the building at that time.

Monday– Friday during the filing period from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM with the following exceptions:

  • RPT will close at 12:00PM (noon) on Wednesday, November 22
  • RPT will be CLOSED on Thursday and Friday, November 23 and 24, for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will not accept applications on these days.
  • RPT will close at 6:00 PM Monday December 11

 Paid parking is available on the street at meters.

Candidates who wish to file in person can drop off applications at the Republican Party of Texas’ office, located at:

211 E. 7th Street, Ste. 915
Austin, TX 78701

Candidates do not have to file in person. Applications can be mailed to the Republican Party of Texas at:

PO Box 2206
Austin, TX 78768

Applications received prior to November 11 will be rejected. Applications received after December 11, at 6:00 PM, will be rejected. Date of receipt is not determined by postmark, but by actual receipt of items.

For further information contact our Organization Department:

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