Upcoming Elections

2017 General Election


The City of Brownsville General Election will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2017.

The Offices up for election are:
City Commissioner At-Large B (City wide)
City Commissioner District 3 (Candidate must live within the District)
City Commissioner District 4 (Candidate must live within the District)

 

Interested in being a candidate for the upcoming Election? 

City Secretary’s Office will not accept applications earlier than January 18, 2017 and no later than February 17, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. All applications must be physically filed with the City Secretary Office located in City Plaza – first floor – 1034 E. Levee St.

Click the attached candidate packet for the instructions/forms.  

Please continue to check our Website regularly for Updates.

For more information contact the City Secretary’s Office at 956-548-6042.


 

QUALIFICATIONS

Elections – Candidate Qualifications for City Commission

Election Code Sec. 141.001(a)

  • MUST be a citizen of the United States.
  • MUST be at least 18 years old.
  • MUST be a qualified voter of the City of Brownsville, Texas by the last day of the Application period.
  • MUST NOT have been determined mentally incapacitated by a final judgment of a court.
  • MUST NOT have been finally convicted of a felony (unless pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disabilities).
  • MUST have lived in Texas continuously for one year.
  • MUST have lived in Brownsville, Texas continuously for at least one year.
  • MUST have lived in the District he or she hopes to represent at least six months prior to filing his or her application for election and must continue to do so during his or her term of office. (*)

(*) - If your area was annexed into the City, you MUST have lived at your residence six months prior to annexation.


NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC:

As provided by state law, the Office of the City Secretary is the appropriate filing authority for various campaign-related forms required by law to be filed by a candidate for a City of Brownsville elected office.

By law, the City Secretary does not supervise, direct or otherwise advise candidates regarding the forms required or content included in any form filed with the Office of the City Secretary.

As a service to the public, the various forms that have been filed with the City Secretary’s Office are posted below.

For questions about the reporting requirements, please contact the Texas Ethics Commission at www.ethics.state.tx.us or sos.state.tx.us 




 

QUALIFICATIONS

Elections - Candidate Qualifications for City Council


Election Code Sec. 141.001(a)

  • MUST be a citizen of the United States.
  • MUST be at least 18 years old.
  • MUST be a qualified voter of the City of Brownsville, Texas by the last day of the Application period.
  • MUST NOT have been determined mentally incapacitated by a final judgment of a court.
  • MUST NOT have been finally convicted of a felony (unless pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disabilities).
  • MUST have lived in Texas continuously for one year.
  • MUST have lived in Brownsville, Texas continuously for at least one year.
  • MUST have lived in the District he or she hopes to represent at least six months prior to filing his or her application for election and must continue to do so during his or her term of office. (*)

(*) - If your area was annexed into the City, you MUST have lived at your residence six months prior to annexation.


If you satisfy the above requirements, you may complete an application. The application must be physically filed with the Office of the City Secretary.

 

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC:

As provided by state law, the Office of the City Secretary is the appropriate filing authority for various campaign-related forms required by law to be filed by a candidate for a City of Brownsville elected office.

By law, the City Secretary does not supervise, direct or otherwise advise candidates regarding the forms required or content included in any form filed with the Office of the City Secretary.

As a service to the public, the various forms that have been filed with the City Secretary’s Office are posted below.

For questions about the reporting requirements, please contact the Texas Ethics Commission at www.ethics.state.tx.us or sos.state.tx.us


 

QUALIFICATIONS

Elections - Candidate Qualifications for City Council


Election Code Sec. 141.001(a)

  • MUST be a citizen of the United States.
  • MUST be at least 18 years old.
  • MUST be a qualified voter of the City of Brownsville, Texas by the last day of the Application period.
  • MUST NOT have been determined mentally incapacitated by a final judgment of a court.
  • MUST NOT have been finally convicted of a felony (unless pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disabilities).
  • MUST have lived in Texas continuously for one year.
  • MUST have lived in Brownsville, Texas continuously for at least one year.
  • MUST have lived in the District he or she hopes to represent at least six months prior to filing his or her application for election and must continue to do so during his or her term of office. (*)

(*) - If your area was annexed into the City, you MUST have lived at your residence six months prior to annexation.


If you satisfy the above requirements, you may complete an application. The application must be physically filed with the Office of the City Secretary.

 

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC:

As provided by state law, the Office of the City Secretary is the appropriate filing authority for various campaign-related forms required by law to be filed by a candidate for a City of Brownsville elected office.

By law, the City Secretary does not supervise, direct or otherwise advise candidates regarding the forms required or content included in any form filed with the Office of the City Secretary.

As a service to the public, the various forms that have been filed with the City Secretary’s Office are posted below.

For questions about the reporting requirements, please contact the Texas Ethics Commission at www.ethics.state.tx.us or sos.state.tx.us


 

QUALIFICATIONS

Elections - Candidate Qualifications for City Council


Election Code Sec. 141.001(a)

  • MUST be a citizen of the United States.
  • MUST be at least 18 years old.
  • MUST be a qualified voter of the City of Brownsville, Texas by the last day of the Application period.
  • MUST NOT have been determined mentally incapacitated by a final judgment of a court.
  • MUST NOT have been finally convicted of a felony (unless pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disabilities).
  • MUST have lived in Texas continuously for one year.
  • MUST have lived in Brownsville, Texas continuously for at least one year.
  • MUST have lived in the District he or she hopes to represent at least six months prior to filing his or her application for election and must continue to do so during his or her term of office. (*)

(*) - If your area was annexed into the City, you MUST have lived at your residence six months prior to annexation.


If you satisfy the above requirements, you may complete an application. The application must be physically filed with the Office of the City Secretary.

 

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC:

As provided by state law, the Office of the City Secretary is the appropriate filing authority for various campaign-related forms required by law to be filed by a candidate for a City of Brownsville elected office.

By law, the City Secretary does not supervise, direct or otherwise advise candidates regarding the forms required or content included in any form filed with the Office of the City Secretary.

As a service to the public, the various forms that have been filed with the City Secretary’s Office are posted below.

For questions about the reporting requirements, please contact the Texas Ethics Commission at www.ethics.state.tx.us or sos.state.tx.us


Office Sought  Candidate
Name
Ballot
Application
Campaign
Treasurer
Code of Fair Campaign Practices Campaign Finance Reports
City Commissioner At-Large B          
City Commissioner District 3          
  Deborah Portillo   Received 11-04-2016    
           
City Commissioner District 4