Nacogdoches County, Texas

Wednesday, December 19, 2018


Running for a Local Office

If you are interested in running for a local County office, please visit the Texas Secretary of State’s Candidate’s Guide to determine qualifications and fees for running for different offices, to find forms to file to run for office, and to review deadlines to file to run for office.

If you are interested in running as a Democratic, Green, Libertarian, or Republican candidate, you will need to file to run for office with those local parties and provide them with whatever information they require. You do not file to run for office with the Nacogdoches County Elections Office. Contact links for these parties can be found below:

Texas Democrats County Party And Chairs

Green Party of Texas Region 6

Libertarian Party of Texas County Affiliates

Nacogdoches County Republican Party

If you are interested in filing to run for a seat on the Nacogdoches Hospital District Board of Directors, please visit here.

If you are interested in filing to run for a City Council position, you need to contact the City Office that is applicable to you. The Cities of Appleby, Chireno, Cushing, Garrison, and Nacogdoches have their City Council elections in May. If you are interested in running for a local office for the City of Nacogdoches, more information can be found here.

If you are interested in filing to run for a position on a School Board, you need to contact the School District that is applicable to you. Chireno ISD, Cushing ISD, Garrison ISD, and Nacogdoches ISD have their School Board elections in May. Central Heights ISD, Douglass ISD, Etoile ISD, Martinsville ISD, and Woden ISD have their School Board elections in November. If you are interested in running for a local office for Nacogdoches ISD, more information can be found here.

The Hospital District, the City of Nacogdoches, and Nacogdoches ISD have seats up for election every year. Many of the smaller entities only have elections every other year though, so you should contact the City or School you are interested in to find out when their next possible election will be.