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Candidate Filing Requirements

Filing for the City of Tatum May 2, 2022, regular general election will be January 19 – February 18, 2022, from 7:30 – 4:00 Monday – Friday at Tatum City Hall (680 Crystal Farms Rd). Filings will be for

Mayor

Alderman Place 1

Alderman Place 2


Filing requirements are per state statute, available at https://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/candidates/guide/2020/index.shtml.

Per the Sec. of State’s CSO-3449 Advisory of August 3, 2020, candidate applications may be filed:

  • In person, with the city secretary’s office at City Hall
  • 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)); or
  • 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 City of Tatum does not require a filing fee]. Please be advised that an application must be notarized prior to filing via fax or email.

Voting by Mail

The State of Texas provides that certain voters may apply to vote by mail. The Secretary of State’s form to apply for a ballot by mail (updated following 2021 legislation) is available at

https://webservices.sos.state.tx.us/forms/5-15f.pdf (English)

https://webservices.sos.state.tx.us/forms/5-15fs.pdf (Espanol)

or it available upon request by mail to the City Secretary, P.O. Box 1105, Tatum, TX 75691; by fax to 903-947-2680; or via email to cityoftatum@tatum.texas.gov.

Applications for a ballot by mail received by mail, common or contract carrier, fax, or by electronic submission of a scanned application with an original signature may be received, provided that the original must be received by mail within four days of the receipt of the electronic submission, per the Texas Election Code.

Elections in the City of Tatum are conducted in accordance with the Texas Election Code. For more information, contact the City Secretary’s Office at 903-947-2260 or by email at cityoftatum@tatum.texas.gov.

2022 General Election

General Elections (posted in accordance with TX. Legis. H.B. 305, effective September 1, 2019)

The General Election for Mayor and members of the City Council is held annually on the 1st Saturday in May. Find additional election-related dates and information at https://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/voter/important-election-dates.shtml#2022 .

The May 7, 2022, General Election will be held at the Sherman R. Smith Community Center, located at 231 N. Hood St, Tatum, TX 75691. Filing for a place on the ballot is set by state statute and will run from January 19 to February 18, 2022. Find additional election-related dates and information at https://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/voter/important-election-dates.shtml(posted in accordance with TX. Legis. H.B. 305, effective September 1, 2019).

Filing requirements are per state statute, available at https://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/candidates/guide/2020/index.shtml.

Per the Sec of State’s CSO-3449 Advisory of August 3, 2020, candidate applications may be filed

  • In person, with the city secretary’s office at City Hall
  • 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)); or
  • 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 City of Tatum does not require a filing fee]. Please be advised that an application must be notarized prior to filing via fax or email.

More Information

To register to vote, find upcoming election dates, and answers to Frequently Asked Questions, please visit the Texas Secretary of State's special voter page, VoteTexas.gov. For additional general information, please visit the Secretary of State's website.