Council Candidacy Requirements

The City of Allen General Election takes place on May 6, 2023, for the positions of Mayor and City Council Place 2. View campaign finance information

Filing for the May 6, 2023 General Election

City Council Candidate Eligibility


  • Be a United States citizen (Texas Election Code)
  • Be at least eighteen (18) years of age (Texas Election Code)
  • Be a qualified voter of the City of Allen for at least six (6) months at the time of filing. (Allen City Charter)
  • Be a resident of Texas and the city for at least one (1) year immediately preceding the election. (Texas Election Code / Allen City Charter)
  • Hold no other elected office or appointed public office or position of emolument, except as authorized by state law. (Allen City Charter)
  • Not have been determined by a final judgment of a court to be totally mentally incapacitated, or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote. (Texas Election Code)
  • Not have been finally convicted of a felony or if so convicted, have been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disabilities. (Texas Election Code)

Filing for Allen City Council

  • Designation of Campaign Treasurer (CTA) Required
  • Application Required
  • Oath of Nomination Required by City Charter
  • Application fee of $200 or a petition may be filed in lieu of the fee Required by City Charter (Revised 09/27/2022)
  • Code of Fair Campaign Practices form (Optional)
  • All filings are made with the City Secretary and may be filed during the filing period at:
    • In-Person/Mail: City Secretary's Office, 305 Century Parkway, Allen, Texas 75013
    • Fax: 214.509.4118
    • Email: sgeorge@cityofallen.org
  • Note: State law requires that a candidate’s application and all of its components (including a petition or filing fee) be delivered at the same time, not separately. Therefore, if a candidate submits a filing fee along with an application, it MAY NOT be submitted via email or fax. However, if a candidate submits a petition in lieu of a filing fee along with an application, those may be submitted together via email or fax. Please be advised that an application must be notarized (or otherwise sworn to before someone authorized to administer an oath under Texas law) prior to filing via fax, email or mail. [Texas Election Code, Secs. 1.007, 143.004, 144.003].