Candidate Information

2022 General/Regular City Election Candidate Form

Thank you for your interest in becoming a candidate in the 2022 General/Regular City Election of Officers. The candidate page contains forms and information that will assist you in your campaign process. 

*Please note, the duties of the Town Administrator are limited to verifying the accurateness and the timely filing of forms. Although I will be happy to answer any questions you might have, I can not advise you during the campaign process. As a candidate, it is your responsibility to ensure that all required forms are filed properly and by the appropriate deadlines. 

Candidate Letter 

Dear Prospective Candidate:

Thank you for your desire and willingness to serve the Town of Shady Shores.  In an effort to assist you in your candidacy, I have provided the following forms and dates that you will need during the election process.  Please read over the information and let me know if you have any questions.

Filing for a place on the ballot begins January 19, 2022 and ends at 5:00 p.m. February 18, 2022. Please note that although our office closes at 4:30 we will be open until 5:00 p.m. on February 18, 2022.   Each application must be carefully reviewed to determine whether it complies with the Election Code requirements as to content; so please file your application as soon as possible to allow sufficient time for review.  You must appoint a campaign treasurer at the time of filing of unless you have already done so. 

Please read the next two paragraphs carefully:

Title 15 of the Texas Election Code pertains to campaign contributions and expenditures.  Financial reports (the forms are included) must be completed by the candidates’ campaign treasurer (but signed by the candidate) and filed in my office.  Campaign reports are considered open records and will be viewed as such by the public.   Should you have any questions regarding the reporting procedures, contributions or expenditures, please call the Texas Ethics Commission, disclosure Filings Division 512-463-5800 for assistance, or online at www.ethics.state.tx.us. The duties of the City Secretary are limited to accepting and filing the various applications, affidavits and statements and noting the date and time of filing thereon.

The Texas Election law requires certain disclosures and notices on political advertising.  Please review the political advertising guide.  There are currently no permits required for political signs; Please exercise discretion in the placement of your campaign signs, and be sure to remove them after your campaign.

Again, thank you for your interest in municipal government and your willingness to serve the community.  Please contact me with any questions, or concerns, (940) 498-0044 or wendy.withers@shady-shores.com.

Sincerely, 

Wendy Withers, TRMC,CMC,CPM

Town Administrator/Secretary

 

Campaign Application, Reporting and Filing 


  • Qualifications 
  • In order to access the CANDIDATE APPLICATION and all candidate reports please create an account here

Filing Method of Candidate Application

  • A candidate application may be filed in person, by mail, by fax, or by email.  
    • Filing in Person:  Application may be dropped off at Town Hall Monday through Friday, 8:30-4:30. Town Hall will remain open until 5:00 pm on February 18, 2022.
    • Filing by Mail:  An application submitted by mail to: 

Town of Shady Shores

Attn: Town Administrator

101 S. Shady Shores Rd

Shady Shores, TX 76208

  • Filing by Fax or Email:  A signed, sworn, scanned candidate application (and petition, if applicable) may be submitted by fax to 940-497-2597 or email to town.administrator@shady-shores.com

Important Candidate Dates and Information

Monday, December 20, 2021 (30th day before Wednesday, January 19, 2022, first day to file an application for a place on the ballot)

 

Wednesday, January 19, 2022 (30th day before Friday, February 18, 2022, regular filing deadline for a place on the ballot)


Friday, February 18, 2022 (78th day before election day)

  • 5:00 p.m. - Last day for a candidate in a political subdivision (other than a county) to file an application for a place on the ballot for general election for officers for most political subdivisions.
  • Deadline for political subdivisions to order a general election to be held on Saturday, May 7, 2022, unless otherwise provided by the Election Code. (Sec. 3.005).