The Ellis County Elections Department provides ways to easily access the names and information of elected and appointed officials that serve Ellis County. Since there are elections in Texas every year affecting leaders in state and local government we regularly update our directory after each election cycle.
Who Represents Me? (sos.state.tx.us website)
Election Officials and Officeholders Statewide Listings (sos.state.tx.us website)
Procedures and Guides for 2020 Candidates (sos.state.tx.us website)
Texas Ethics Commission Information (ethics.state.tx.us website)
Political Advertising Information (ethics.state.tx.us website)
Ethics Publications and Guides (ethics.state.tx.us website)
Name of Candidate on Ballot - Rules per Texas Election Code
Application for Place on the Primary Ballot (sos.state.tx.us website)
Website Links to Parties (State and Local)
2019-2020 Election Candidate Filing Deadlines (Subject to Changes)
- November 5, 2019 Local Election (City/ISD) filing period is July 20 - August 19, 2019
- March 3, 2020 Republican Primary Candidate filing period is November 9 - December 9, 2019
- Party Chairs and Precinct Chairs filing period is September 10 - December 9, 2019
- March 3, 2020 Democratic Primary Candidate filing period is November 9 - December 9, 2019
- Party Chairs and Precinct Chairs filing period is September 10, 2019 - December 9, 2019
- May 2, 2020 Local City/ISD/Water Candidate filing period is January 15, 2020 - February 14, 2020
- November 3, 2020 Local Elections (City/ISD) filing period is July 18, 2020 - August 21, 2020
- November 3, 2020 General Election Candidate filing periods are the following:
- Winners from the Republican & Democratic Primary and/or Runoff will be on the ballot
- Green Party and Libertarian Party filing period is November 9 - December 9, 2019 Click Here
- Independent Declaration filing period is November 9 - December 9, 2019 Click Here
- Write-In Declaration filing period is July 18, 2020 - August 17, 2020 Click Here
For all elections of State, County, Local Candidates filing for an Elected Office as a Candidate, Independent, Write-In, Major Parties (Republican and Democratic), Minor Parties (Green and Libertarian), Vacancies, etc. see the Secretary of State's website for more details. Click Here.
Note: Requirements for local offices (municipalities, school districts, other districts) in Texas vary according to the political subdivision. Therefore, you must contact the political subdivision where you are interested in running for office for qualification requirements, filing periods and other relevant information. Special Elections to Fill a Vacancy could have other deadline dates, please contact the political subdivision for more information.
For Candidates of a Party, please contact the local Ellis County party headquarters for more information.
Important 2019 Election Dates (sos.state.tx.us website)
Important 2020 Election Dates (sos.state.tx.us website)