Candidate Filing Info

The Mayor and each member of the City Council shall have the following qualifications:


  • Be at least twenty-one (21) years of age;
  • Have resided within the city and the territory from which the office is elected for at least twelve (12) months immediately preceding Election Day;
  • Meet all other eligibility requirements of the Texas Election Code Texas Election Code (Title 9, Chapter 141);
  • Have paid a filing fee of one hundred dollars ($100) or have submitted a petition for candidacy in lieu of a filing fee and said petition must be signed by not less than the greater of (i) twenty-five (25) qualified voters of the territory from which the office is elected equal to one-half of Mayor in the most recent Mayoral general election.

After Qualifications Are Met:


The following forms should be completed and turned into the City Secretary’s Office, 300 W. Cotton St., Longview, TX, 75601.  If mailed, any forms will be considered received on the date received in the City Secretary's Office. 

Mailing Address:  
City Secretary’s Office
PO Box 1952
Longview, TX 75604

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