Elections Information

General Election for 3 at-large council positions will be held May 3, 2025 at City Hall (35011 FM 1093 Simonton, Texas 77476) 7am-7pm.

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)

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*

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*

May 4, 2024 General Election Candidate Filings
Political Contributions/Expenditures Reporting
All applications can be turned in at city hall during regular business hours or emailed to the City Secretary at citysecretary@simontontexas.gov
Filing Method of Candidate Application
A candidate application may be filed in person, by mail, by fax, or by email.
  • Filing in Person:  The Elections Division recommends that political subdivisions take steps to have someone available for at least a few hours most days during the candidate filing period to accept filings, and that political subdivisions post a schedule on their websites and on the bulletin boards where notices of meetings are posted of the days and times when someone will be available to accept filings. The Elections Division also strongly recommends having someone available at the place of business on the filing deadline, especially from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., if you are otherwise closed.
  • Filing by Mail:  An application submitted by mail is considered to be filed at the time of its receipt by the appropriate filing authority. (Secs. 143.007(b); 144.005(b)).
  • Filing by Fax or Email:  A signed, sworn, scanned candidate application (and petition, if applicable) may be submitted by fax or email if there is no filing fee.  The SOS recommends that the filing authority establish a dedicated fax number or email address for the submission of candidate applications.  This fax number or email address should be posted on the Notice of Deadline to File Applications for Place on the Ballot or wherever information about filing candidate applications is posted.  Please be advised that an application must be notarized prior to filing via fax or email.