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Candidate’s Guide to Nomination and General Election for 2016

The Texas Election Code designates the Secretary of State as the chief election officer of the State of Texas. In order to provide information on the electoral process to all Texans, my office has prepared this guide in the expectation that increased information will result in increased participation.

If you have any questions, please contact the Elections Division of the Office of the Secretary of State at www.sos.state.tx.us or by calling 1-800-252-VOTE (8683) or (512) 463-5650.

2016 Candidate's Guide

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Important note concerning campaign finance and advertising

Before becoming a candidate, we urge you to contact the Texas Ethics Commission for information on campaign contribution reports, the appointment of a campaign treasurer, and personal financial statements that you may be required to file. The Commission may be reached at the following address:

Texas Ethics Commission
P.O. Box 12070
Austin, TX 78711-2070
512-463-5800