Eligibility Requirements

Elections: Requirements for Candidacy

In order to be a candidate, a person must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older;
  • Be a U.S. citizen;
  • Be a registered voter in the City of Terrell or single member district (if running for a single member district seat on the Council) on the date of filing for elected office;
  • Have resided within the State of Texas continuously for 12 months immediately preceding the deadline for filing for a place on the ballot;
  • Have resided continuously for six months in the City of Terrell or in the single member district (if running for a single member district seat on the Council) immediately preceding the deadline for filing for a place on the ballot;
  • If elected, a Councilmember from a single member district must remain a resident of that district for the entire term;
  • Not have been determined by a final judgment of a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be totally mentally incapacitated or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote;
  • Not have been finally convicted of a felony from which the candidate has not been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disabilities;
  • Not have a financial interest in any contract, job, work, or service of or to the City of Terrell, or the sale to the City of Terrell of any supplies, equipment, material, or real or personal property.