Filing for 2022 General Election for Council Place Nos. 4 and 6

  • First day to file:  Jan. 19, 2022
  • Last day to file:  Feb. 18, 2022
  • Candidate Packets available beginning Dec. 20, 2021

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Allen City Council candidacy requirements

  • Designation of Campaign Treasurer (CTA) (required)
  • Application (required)
  • Oath of Nomination (required by City Charter)
  • Application fee of $20 or a petition may be filed in lieu of the fee (required)
  • Code of Fair Campaign Practices form (optional)
  • Be a United States citizen (Texas Election Code)
  • Be at least eighteen (18) years of age (Texas Election Code)
  • Be a qualified voter of the City of Allen for at least six (6) months at the time of filing. (Allen City Charter)
  • Be a resident of Texas and the city for at least one (1) year immediately preceding the election. (Texas Election Code / Allen City Charter)
  • Hold no other elected office or appointed public office or position of emolument, except as authorized by state law. (Allen City Charter)
  • Not have been determined by a final judgment of a court to be totally mentally incapacitated, or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote. (Texas Election Code)
  • Not have been finally convicted of a felony from which not pardoned. (Texas Election Code)

Voter qualifications and registration

To be considered a qualified voter in a City election, a person must: 

  • Be 18 years of age or older on the day of the election
  • Be a United States citizen
  • Not have been determined mentally incompetent by a final judgment of a court
  • Not have been finally convicted of a felony or, if so convicted, must have: been fully discharged of his sentence, including any term of incarceration, parole, or supervision, or completed a period of probation ordered by any court; or been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disability to vote
  • Be a resident of the city on the day of the election
  • Be a registered voter on the day of the election
  • Voter registration: Visit the Collin County Voter Registration page to check your registration status, download download an application, change your address and more.

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