The petition shall be filed with the same officer with whom an application for a place on the ballot for the office being sought is to be filed and must be filed at the same time as such application. The petition may consist of several parts, and each part may consist of several pages. The statement in the box at the head of the page must appear at the head of each page of signatures. The affidavit at the bottom of the page must accompany each part but is not required for each page of signatures. The person or persons who circulate the petition must be administered the affidavit by the proper officer.
Petition in Lieu of Filing Fee Instructions
The minimum number of signatures that must appear on the petition is:
5,000, for a statewide office
For a district, county, or precinct office, the lesser of:
2% of the total votes received in the district, county, or precinct, as applicable, by all the candidates for governor in the most recent gubernatorial general election, unless that number is under 50, in which case the required number of signatures is the lesser of:
20% of that total vote
Petition for Judicial Office on Primary Ballot Instructions
The petition must contain at least 250 signatures of voters eligible to vote for the office sought. No signatures on the petition may be collected on the grounds of a county courthouse or courthouse annex. The petition applies to all candidates running for judicial office, including justice of the peace, in Dallas, Tarrant, Bexar, and Harris Counties and all candidates running for Justice, Court of Appeals in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 14th Judicial Districts.
A judicial candidate for whom the petition for judicial office applies, who decides to file by a petition in lieu of filing fee, candidate must file a total of 750 signatures on this form.
1 Insert candidate’s name
2 Insert office title, including any place number or other distinguishing number
3 Insert political party’s name
4 All oaths, affidavits, or affirmations made within this State may be administered and a certificate of the fact given by a judge, clerk, or commissioner of any court of record; a notary public; a justice of the peace; the Secretary of State of Texas.
5 For a candidate for a judicial district office, including justice of the peace, that is contained wholly or partially in a county with a population of more than 850,000, the petition in lieu of filing fee must contain an additional 250 signatures. This includes all judicial races in Dallas, Tarrant, Bexar, and Harris Counties and all candidates running for the Justice, Court of Appeals in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 14th Judicial Districts.
6 Either the voter registration certificate number or the date of birth is required.
To determine number of signatures required, view the Number of Votes Cast in 2006 Governor’s Race by Precinct link, then follow instructions from Part A, B, or C as applicable.
To determine which precincts are in each district, view Precinct Grid of Elected Officials link.