Election Information

Jonestown Election Information

2023 Jonestown General Election, November 7, 2023

The following City Council positions will be filled in the upcoming General Election: 

  • Mayor (Paul Johnson, Current Office Holder),
  • Council Member, Place 1 (Eric Davis, Current Office Holder)
  • Council Member, Place 3 (Tom Buckle, Current Office Holder)

Applications can be filed:\ In person with the City Secretary during normal business hours, Monday -  Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  beginning  July 22, 2023 and ending at 5:00 p.m. on August 21, 2023.  Since July 22 falls on a Saturday, the first day to file in person is Monday, July 24, 2023.\ By mail**City Secretary, City of Jonestown, 18649 FM 1431, Suite 4A, Jonestown, Texas 78645 beginning July 22, 2023 and ending at 5:00 p.m. on August 21, 2023.

In accordance with State law, the candidate filing period for the November 7, 2023 General Election begins July 24, 2023, and ends on August 21, 2023.

To file for candidacy, you must meet the following qualifications:

  • must be a citizen of the United States;
  • must be 18 years of age or older on the first day of the term to be filled at the election or on the date of appointment, as applicable;
  • must have resided continuously in Texas for 12 months and in the City of Jonestown for 6 months immediately preceding filing deadline (12 months residency in the City of Jonestown is required to file for mayor);
  • must be a registered voter in the territory elected from by the filing deadline;
  • shall not have been convicted of a felony for which he/she has not been pardoned or had his/her civil rights restored by other official action. Texas Election Code §141.001

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Candidate Information

General Election

Qualified persons may file as a candidate between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the City Secretary’s Office at City Hall, 18649 FM 1431, Suite 4A, Jonestown, Texas. There is no filing fee.

Candidate information packets may be obtained from the City Secretary’s Office beginning July 24, 2023, or you may download forms as needed below:

Packet 1: Candidate forms and information needed to file for candidacy:

Notice to Potential Candidates

Texas Election Law is very specific in many areas and the linked material below contains information and forms for the General Election. The information includes the following:

Packet 2: Once you have filed your application with the City Secretary, you may utilize the following forms as needed during the campaign:

It is your responsibility as a candidate to become familiar with the laws applicable to campaign contributions and expenditures. Adherence to the financial reporting procedures and deadlines is essential, since campaign reports are considered open records and thus open to the scrutiny of media and opponents. Should you have any questions regarding reporting procedures, contributions for expenditures, please call the Texas Ethics Commission office at 512-463-5800 or visit their web site, https://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 City Secretary is not able to judge or comment upon the timeliness or accuracy of any reports filed, or assist with forms completion.

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