2023 Elections

The City of Bishop, Texas is a General Law Type A Municipality and operates under state law.  The role of the City Secretary's office is to accept and file the various candidate applications, affidavits, and required statements, and note the date of filing thereon.  There is no legal duty to inform anyone of the necessity of or deadline for filing any of the documents or to advise anyone in regard to the meaning and requirements of statutes.  The City Secretary should not be expected to judge or comment upon timeliness or sufficiency of reports filed, but rather serves only as the custodian of the records for the benefit and convenience of the public.  

January 18, 2023 - 1st day to file application for place on ballot

February 17, 2023 - Last day to file for place on ballot - deadline 5:00 p.m.

April 24, 2023 - 1st day for early voting by personal appearance

May 2, 2023 - Last day for regular early voting by personal appearance

May 6, 2023- Election Day

All applications, affidavits, statements, and campaign reports filed with the City Secretary's office are considered public information and are open for inspection by any person.

Persons needing questions answered may contact the Elections Division of the Secretary of State's Office at   1-800-252-VOTE or www.sos.state.tx.us or the Texas Ethics Commission at 512-463-5800 or www.ethics.state.tx.us.  They are very helpful and responsive.

If you have specific questions for the City Secretary's office, please do not hesitate to call 361-584-2567 ext. 106 or email salvador.ochoa@cityofbishoptx.com

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