Candidate Information

The City of Manor appreciates your consideration and interest to run for an elected official position. 

Qualifications For Office

The City Charter Section 3.03 outlines the qualifications to file for office and excerpt of this section is provided below for you. 


  • Be at least twenty-one (21) years of age;
  • Be a citizen of the United States;
  • Be qualified voter of the city;
  • Have been resident of the State of Texas for at least twelve (12) consecutive months;
  • Have been residents of the city, being one’s declared place of habitation within the corporate limits or an area having been annexed into the city, for at least the maximum number of consecutive months permitted by state law but in no instance less than twelve (12) consecutive months;
  • Not be delinquent on any indebtedness to the city; 
  • Not be related to a council member within the third degree by consanguinity or within the second degree by affinity; and
  • Meet the other qualifications for eligibility set forth in the Texas Election Code


In accordance with the state law, the City Secretary will accept applications from qualified persons interested in running for an elected office during the "filling period".  There is no filing fee. 


During the "filing period", qualified persons may file as a candidate during business hours 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays at the City Secretary's Office at Manor City Hall, 105 E. Eggleston St. Manor, Texas. 

Candidate Forms

Texas Election Law is very specific in many areas and the linked material below contains information and forms for the General Election. The information includes the following:

  • Application to Place Name on General Election Ballot
  • Form CTA Application for Campaign Treasurer
  • CTA Instruction Guide - The CTA form is to be filed in the City Secretary's Office at the same time as the above application. If you choose modified reporting (not planning to spend more than $500), the back of the form must be completed. Also, note the statement that must be signed regarding the nepotism law. In accordance with Texas Law, you must designate a Campaign Treasure before any funds can be expended and before candidate accepts campaign contributions. You may name yourself as treasurer. 
  • Fair Campaign Practices Act (Chapter 258) - Subscription to the Code of Fair Campaign Practices is voluntary. If you choose to subscribe to the Code, the CFCP form can be filed with the City Secretary's office after submitting your campaign treasurer appointment form.


Once you have filed your application with the City Secretary, you may utilize the following forms during the campaign.


  • Title 15 of the Texas Election Code by the Texas Ethics Commission - This information pertains to the filing requirements of campaign expenditures reports and political advertising. 


(All of the above forms and documents are available on the Texas Ethics Commission website)


The above forms are filed with the City Secretary, and as such, the City Secretary serves only as the custodian of the records for the benefit and convenience of the public.


It is the responsibility of the candidate to become familiar with the laws applicable to campaign contributions and expenditures. Adherence to the financial reporting procedures and deadlines is essential, since campaign reports are considered open records and thus open to the scrutiny of media and opponents. Should you have any questions regarding reporting procedures, contributions for expenditures, please call the Texas Ethics Commission office at 1.800.325.8506 or visit their web site,


The duties of the City Secretary are limited to accepting and filing the various applications, affidavits and statements, and noting the date and time of filing thereon.  The City Secretary is not able to judge or comment upon the timeliness or accuracy of any reports filed, or assist with forms completion.

Election Signs

City of Manor Code of Ordinances Section 3.10.009

(Note: Improperly placed signs will be removed by City personnel if they do not follow City of Manor Code of Ordinances Section 3.10.009 and Texas Department of Transportation Regulations.)


Information from Texas Department of Transportation regarding placement of campaign signs.  


The City of Manor Strives to promote Community spirit through the preservation of our unique character and heritage, while fostering a dynamic economic environment.

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