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Upcoming Election

Upcoming Election

General Election - May 4, 2019

Candidate Packet

Candidate Packet 

  1. Candidate Letter
    http://abilenetx.gov/Home/ShowDocument?id=12857
  2. The City Council
    Abilene City Charter, Article II (Excerpt)
    http://abilenetx.gov/Home/ShowDocument?id=8460
  3. Elections, Initiative, Referendum and Recall
    Abilene City Charter, Article III (Excerpt)
    http://abilenetx.gov/Home/ShowDocument?id=8462
  4. Candidate Election Calendar of Important Dates
    http://abilenetx.gov/Home/ShowDocument?id=12897

CANDIDACY

  1. Conduct of Voting Generally
    Texas Election Code, Title 6, Chapter 61
    http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/EL/htm/EL.61.htm
  2. Candidate for City Office
    Texas Election Code, Title 9, Chapter 143
    http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/EL/htm/EL.143.htm
  3. Application For A Place on the City General Election Ballot (Form 2-21)
    https://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/forms/pol-sub/2-21f.pdf
  4. Degrees of Relationship; Nepotism Prohibition
    Government Code, Title 5, Chapter 573
    http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/GV/htm/GV.573.htm
  5. Consanguinity and Affinity Relationship Chart
    VTCA Government Code, Title 5, Chapter 573, Sections 573.021 through 573.025 
    http://abilenetx.gov/Home/ShowDocument?id=8466
  6. Filing Period for Application for a Place on the General Election Ballot
    http://abilenetx.gov/Home/ShowDocument?id=8464
  7. Fair Campaign Practices
    Texas Election Code, Title 15, Chapter 258
    http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/EL/htm/EL.258.htm
  8. Code of Fair Campaign Practices (Form CFCP)
    Texas Ethics Commission
    https://www.ethics.state.tx.us/forms/cfcp.pdf
  9. First Steps for Candidates Running for a City Office
    Texas Ethics Commission
    https://www.ethics.state.tx.us/main/CityCandidateGuide.pdf

CAMPAIGN TREASURER

  1. Campaign Treasurer
    Election Code, Title 15, Chapter 252
    http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/EL/htm/EL.252.htm
  2. Appointment of A Campaign Treasurer by a Candidate – Instruction Guide
    Texas Ethics Commission 
    https://www.ethics.state.tx.us/forms/CTA_ins.htm
  3. Appointment of A Campaign Treasurer By A Candidate (Form CTA)
    Texas Ethics Commission 
    https://www.ethics.state.tx.us/forms/cta.pdf
  4. Amendment: Appointment of a Campaign Treasurer By A Candidate – Instruction Guide
    Texas Ethics Commission
    https://www.ethics.state.tx.us/forms/ACTA_ins.htm
  5. Amendment of a Campaign Treasurer By A Candidate (Form ACTA)
    Texas Ethics Commission
    https://www.ethics.state.tx.us/forms/acta.pdf

CAMPAIGN FINANCE REPORTING & REGULATIONS

  1. Guide to A Local Filing Authority’s Duties Under The Campaign Finance Law
    Texas Ethics Commission
    https://www.ethics.state.tx.us/guides/LOCAL_duty_guide.htm
  2. A Brief Overview of the Texas Ethics Commission and its Duties
    Texas Ethics Commission
    https://www.ethics.state.tx.us/pamphlet/Bethic.pdf
  3. Campaign Finance Guide for Candidates & Officeholders Who File With Local Filing Authorities
    Texas Ethics Commission
    https://www.ethics.state.tx.us/guides/COH_local_guide.htm
  4. 2019 Filing Schedule For Reports Due in Connection With Elections Held On Uniform Election Dates
    Texas Ethics Commission
    https://www.ethics.state.tx.us/schedule/s19uniform.pdf
  5. Regulating Political Funds and Campaigns
    Texas Election Code, Title 15, Chapter 251 
    http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/EL/htm/EL.251.htm
  6. Restrictions of Contributions & Expenditures
    Texas Election Code, Title 15, Chapter 253
    http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/EL/htm/EL.253.htm
  7. Political Reporting
    Texas Election Code, Title 15, Chapter 254
     http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/EL/htm/EL.254.htm
  8. Candidate/Officeholder Campaign Finance Report - Instruction Guide
    Texas Ethics Commission
    https://www.ethics.state.tx.us/forms/COH_ins.htm
  9. Candidate/Officeholder Campaign Report (Form C/OH) and Designation of Final Report (Form C/OH-FR)
    Texas Ethics Commission
    https://www.ethics.state.tx.us/forms/coh.pdf
  10. Correction/Amendment Affidavit For Candidate/Officeholder (Form COR-C/OH)
    Texas Ethics Commission
    https://www.ethics.state.tx.us/forms/2cor_coh.pdf
  11. Candidate/Officeholder Report of Unexpended Contributions Instruction Guide
    Texas Ethics Commission
    https://www.ethics.state.tx.us/forms/COHuc_ins.htm
  12. Candidate/Officeholder Report of Unexpended Contributions (Form C/OH-UC)
    Texas Ethics Commission
    https://www.ethics.state.tx.us/forms/coh_uc.pdf

PERSONAL FINANCIAL STATEMENT

  1. Personal Financial Disclosure, Standards of Conduct, and Conflict of Interest
    Texas Government Code, Chapter 572 
    https://www.ethics.state.tx.us/statutes/ch572.htm
  2. Helpful Hints for Filing Your Personal Financial Statement
    Texas Ethics Commission
    https://www.ethics.state.tx.us/pamphlet/Bpfs.pdf
  3. Personal Financial Statement, Instruction Guide
    Texas Ethics Commission
    https://www.ethics.state.tx.us/forms/PFS_ins.pdf
  4. Personal Financial Statement (PFS)
    Texas Ethics Commission
    (not yet available)
    Personal Financial Statement (PFS - Local)
    Texas Ethics Commission (electronic fillable form)
    (not yet available)

POLITICAL ADVERTISING

  1. Short Guide to the Prohibition Against Using Political Subdivision Resources for Political Advertising in Connection With An Election
    Texas Ethics Commission 
    https://www.ethics.state.tx.us/pamphlet/B09pad_pol.html
  2. Political Advertising : What You Need to Know
    Texas Ethics Commission
    https://www.ethics.state.tx.us/guides/Gpolad.htm
  3. Regulating Political Advertising & Campaign Communications
    Texas Election Code, Title 15, Chapter 255
    http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/EL/htm/EL.255.htm
  4. City of Abilene News Release dated January 30, 2018 on Campaign Signs
    http://abilenetx.gov/Home/Components/News/News/3135/18
  5. Campaign Signs
    Texas Department of Transportation 
    http://www.txdot.gov/inside-txdot/division/right-of-way/campaign-signs.html

POLL WATCHERS & INSPECTORS

  1. Watchers
    Texas Election Code, Title 3, Chapter 33
    http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/EL/htm/EL.33.htm
  2. Poll Watcher’s Guide
    Texas Secretary of State, Elections Division
    https://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/forms/pollwatchers-2018.pdf
  3. Appointment of Poll Watcher By A Candidate On The Ballot Or Declared Write–In Candidate (Form AW4–16) and Instructions
    Texas Ethics Commission
    http://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/forms/pol-sub/4-16f.pdf
  4. State Inspectors
    Texas Election Code, Title 3, Chapter 34 
    http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/EL/htm/EL.34.htm
  5. Request for Inspectors (Form 4-19)
    Texas Secretary of State, Elections Division
    http://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/forms/pol-sub/4-19f.pdf

BLANK FORMS

  1. Application For A Place on the City General Election Ballot (English/Spanish)
    Form 2-21
    http://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/forms/pol-sub/2-21f.pdf
  2. Appointment of A Campaign Treasurer By A Candidate
    Form CTA
    https://www.ethics.state.tx.us/forms/cta.pdf
  3. Amendment of a Campaign Treasurer By A Candidate
    Form ACTA
    https://www.ethics.state.tx.us/forms/acta.pdf
  4. Code of Fair Campaign Practices
    Form CFCP
    https://www.ethics.state.tx.us/forms/cfcp.pdf
  5. Appointment of Poll Watcher By A Candidate On the Ballot Or Declared Write–in Candidate
    Form AW4–16
    http://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/forms/pol-sub/4-16f.pdf
  6. Request for Inspectors
    Form AW4–19
    http://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/forms/pol-sub/4-19f.pdf
  7. Candidate/Officeholder Campaign Report and Designation of Final Report
    Form C/OH
    https://www.ethics.state.tx.us/forms/coh.pdf
  8. Correction Affidavit of Candidate/Officeholder
    Form COR–C/OH
    https://www.ethics.state.tx.us/forms/2cor_coh.pdf
  9. Candidate/Officeholder Report of Unexpended Contributions
    Form C/OH–UC
    https://www.ethics.state.tx.us/forms/coh_uc.pdf
  10. Personal Financial Statement
    Form PFS
    http://abilenetx.gov/Home/ShowDocument?id=9136

Candidate Listing

May 4, 2019 General Election

Candidates for City Council

As individuals file their Application for a Place on the General Election Ballot, their names will appear in this section.  The first day to file an Application is Wednesday, January 16, 2019 and the last day is Friday, February 15, 2019.

Place 5

Candidate Date Filed Date Qualified
 Kyle McAlister  1/16/19  1/16/19
     

Place 6

Candidate Date Filed Date Qualified
 Travis Craver  1/16/19  PENDING
     

Click here to view Campaign Finance Reports

Election History
Candidacy History

 

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