Elections Information

Simonton is a General Law City Type A. Our elections are held in May. Candidacy Filing generally runs mid January to mid February. Notices of filing are posted in mid December with exact beginning and end dates for submission of candidate filings.

Qualifications for Office

Type A City (Local Gov't Code, Section 22.032)

Mayor
Residence -- 1 year in state prior to the filing
deadline; 1 year in city prior to election day
Age -- 18
Must be a registered voter in territory elected from by the filing deadline*

Alderman
Residence -- 1 year in state prior to filing deadline; 6 months in the city (or ward) prior to filing deadline (Texas Elec. Code, Section 141.001(a); Brown v. Patterson, 609 SW 2nd 287)
Age -- 18
Must be a registered voter in territory elected from by the filing deadline*