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Texas law requires that county officeholders and candidates file documents required to comply with campaign and financial disclosure laws.  In addition, county officeholders, candidates and some county department heads are required to file a personal financial statement.

Campaign Finances


WHO MAY FILE WITH THE ELECTIONS ADMINISTRATOR?

The Elections Administrator’s office accepts filings from officeholders and candidates for County Judge, County Commissioner, County Attorney, District Attorney, Sheriff, County Tax Assessor-Collector, County Clerk, District Clerk, County Treasurer, Constable, Justice of the Peace, and County Court or Statutory Probate Court Judge. File in-person at: 
1001 Preston, 4th Floor, Houston, Texas 77002.

FILING NOTICE

The Elections Administrator is responsible for making campaign finance forms available to filers. However, the Elections Administrator is not required to send filers notices to file.

ELECTRONIC FILING SUBMISSIONS

This online web filing system will allow County Officeholders, Candidates, authorized committee members and other authorized personnel to use an internet browser to file campaign contribution and expenditure reports that have been saved to their computer.

ONLINE FILING SYSTEM

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2022 Candidate's Guide - Running for State, District or County Office

In order to provide information on the electoral process to all Texans, the Secretary of State’s office has prepared a guide in the expectation that increased information will result in increased participation. 

Campaign Finance Filings For Political Subdivisions Other Than Federal, State And County Offices

Individuals who are seeking public office must file Campaign Treasurer Appointments Forms and Campaign Finance Reports with the designated authority in the jurisdictions where they are seeking office. For example, in the City of Houston, the authority would be the City Secretary.

For more information, you can contact:

Physical Address: Texas Ethics Commission 201 East 14th St., 10th Floor Austin, TX 78701
Mailing Address: Texas Ethics Commission P. O. Box 12070 Austin, TX 78711-2070
Website: https://www.ethics.state.tx.us
Phone: (512) 463-5800 TTD: 1-800-325-8506

By statute, Texas Ethics Commission is the agency responsible for administering and enforcing laws concerning political contributions and expenditures and personal financial disclosure of state officers.

You can also call the Harris County Elections Administrator’s Office at 713.755.6965.

Filing For A Place On The Ballot In A Political Subdivision In A Nonpartisan Election

An individual seeking a place on the ballot in political subdivision other than the County must file with the designated authority in the political subdivision where the office is being sought. For example, a candidate seeking a position on the Houston City Council must file with the City of Houston’s City Secretary. And, a candidate seeking a position on an Independent School Board must file with the designated authority in that political subdivision.

Filing For A Place On The Ballot At The State Level As An Independent

An individual seeking a Federal or State office as an Independent candidate must file for a place on the ballot with the Secretary of State. 

For more information call 1-800-252-VOTE (8683), 512-463-5650 or visit http://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/candidates/index.shtml

Filing For A Place On The Ballot In Partisan Elections

An individual seeking a Federal, State or County office representing one of the major political parties must file for a place on the ballot at the headquarters of their preferred party.

Filing For A Place On The Ballot As An Independent At The County Level

Individual seeking a County office as an Independent candidate must file for a place on the ballot with the Harris County Judge:

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo
1001 Preston, Suite 911 Houston, Texas 77002
Phone: 713-274-7000 Fax: 713-755-8379

Personal Finances


Every county officer and employee as defined by Chapter 159 of the Local Government Code must file an annual Personal Financial Statement (PFS).

The PFS must be filed by April 30th of each year.

Physical Address: Harris County Clerk’s Office  201 Caroline, 3rd Floor, Houston, TX 77002 
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1525, Houston, TX 77251-1525.

The Harris County Clerk’s Office is responsible for mailing two copies of the Personal Financial Statement form to the members of the County Commissioner Court, the County Attorney and Justices of the Peace. It is important to remember that all candidates running for election, including unopposed candidates, must also file a PFS prior to the primary election.

To ensure timely compliance, all persons required to file a PFS should review the Secretary of State’s Filing Schedule for deadlines.

Search Financial Filings


It is the policy of the Harris County Commissioners Court to encourage open government. In keeping with this policy, you will find on this page access to Campaign Contribution and Expenditure Reports for various county offices, Conflict of Interest filings, Voluntary Registration of Lobbyists, and Personal Financial Disclosure filings for certain county officials.

CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTION AND EXPENDITURE REPORTS FOR VARIOUS COUNTY OFFICES

CONFLICT OF INTEREST FILINGS

VOLUNTARY REGISTRATION OF LOBBYISTS

PERSONAL FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE FOR CERTAIN COUNTY OFFICIALS AND EMPLOYEES

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