As City Hall is currently closed to unscheduled public access, please leave a message at 903-886-1125 and staff will contact you to answer any questions and/or make an appointment for you to receive a candidate packet and/or file your documents. Services provided will include on-site notarization. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we attempt to navigate an election amongst the COVID-19 pandemic and keep our staff and community safe.

Click here to access the May 1, 2021 Candidate Packet

May 1, 2021 General Election

For the purpose of electing City Council Places Two (2), and Four(4) for the City of Commerce.

Place Two (2) is currently held by Beckey Thompson
Place Four (4) is currently held by Gene Lockhart

The filing period for the May 1, 2021 General Election is 8:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 13th through 5:00 p.m. Friday, February 12, 2021.

All mandatory forms will be linked on this page, and printed Candidate Packets are available in the City Secretary’s Office at City Hall (1119 Alamo Street Commerce, TX 75428).

Mandatory Forms (to be filed with the City Secretary’s Office)

Application for a Place on the Ballot

Appointment of a Campaign Treasurer

Optional Forms (to be filed with the City Secretary’s Office)

Code of Fair Campaign Practices

Calendars & Other Resources

City of Commerce Election Calendar

Secretary of State Official Election Calendar

Texas Ethics Commission: Political Advertising: What You Need to Know

City of Commerce Sign Ordinance related to Political Advertising

City of Commerce Home Rule Charter

Texas Municipal League: Essential Reading for City Officials

Campaign Finance Instruction Guide and Forms

First Steps for Candidates

Campaign Finance Guide

Filing Schedule for Campaign Finance Reports

Code of Fair Campaign Practices (Form CFCP)

Fair Campaign Practices Act (Election Code, Chapter 258)

Appointment of a Campaign Treasurer (Form CTA) Instructions

Appointment of a Campaign Treasurer (Form CTA)

Amendment of Campaign Treasurer (FORM ACTA) Instructions

Amendment of Campaign Treasurer (FORM ACTA)

Campaign Finance Report (Form COH) Instructions

Campaign Finance Report (Form COH)

Report of Unexpended Contributions (Form COH-UC) Instructions

Report of Unexpended Contributions (Form COH-UC)

Local Government Officer Conflict Disclosure Statement

Election Code, Title 15 (Regulating Political Funds & Campaigns)

Texas Ethics Commission Rules (Effective January 1, 2021)

Texas Ethics Commission Rules

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