Running For Office
What You Need to Know
Training is provided for each position on the ballot including the party chairs positions. Other qualifications may apply. Be sure to check with your local chairman, County Clerk, Elections Administrator, Texas Ethics Commission or Secretary of State before making your decision.
The Grassroots of the Party
The only elected official in the precinct is the Precinct Chairman. The Precinct Chairman obtains Volunteers and organizes them in the way most fitting to the precinct. The precinct is the smallest unit of our Party; however, it is the most essential unit. It is here, at the grassroots level, that voters are identified and turned out on Election Day. For more information contact us.
Precinct Chairs must be residents of their voting precinct, be registered voters, be affiliated with the Republican Party, and not be candidates for nomination or election to, or be the holder of, an elective office of the federal, state, or county government.
Precinct Chairs may file for office beginning 9/10/19. All six voter precincts will be voting on their precinct chairs.
The County Chair is the presiding officer and official spokesperson for the local party. They shall perform the duties required by State Law, RPT Rules and County Bylaws. They shall be an ex officio member of all Standing and Special Committees of the Republican Party of Jack County.
The County Chair is responsible for the Primary Election and must coordinate related activities with the Secretary of State and the Jack County Elections Administrator.
Chairs must be residents of the county in which they are running, be registered voters, be affiliated with the Republican Party, and not be candidates for nomination or election to, or be the holder of, an elective office of the federal, state, or county government.
County Chair filing begins 11/9/19.
Qualifying for County Offices
To file for State or Federal office, you must contact the Republican Party of Texas.
Generally to qualify for a 2020 County office, you must be a U. S. citizen, Texas resident for at least 12 months, District (county or precinct depending on office) resident for 6 months , at least 18 years old and registered to vote in the district in which you are running. A County Attorney candidate must be a practicing attorney.
Residency and voter registration requirements could change in the current legislative session.
For more detailed information, contact the Secretary of State by clicking on the button below.
County Offices on the Ballot
(Each office is a 4 year term)
Commissioner, Precinct 1
Commissioner, Precinct 3
You may fill it out online and print it out or print it out and then fill it out. There is an application in Spanish at this same link, just scroll down. The application MUST be notarized.
How to File on Our Ballot
Each candidate must file an application for a place on the ballot with the County Chair. Filing begins 11/9/19 and ends at 6:00 PM on 12/9/19. At that time a filing fee of $750 ($375 for Constable) or a Petition in Lieu of Filing Fee, the notarized application, and proof of your TEC filing (see Elections Administrator) will be required. (Cash or personal checks will be accepted.)
Just a note: Be sure your check will clear the bank. If you use a Petition in Lieu of Filing Fee, be sure you have enough signatures and that they will all be accepted. The FILING DEADLINE cannot be extended because a check was returned or there was a problem with the signatures.
THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THE DEADLINE.