Candidate Filing Information


City Charter, Article II, Section 2

The Mayor and each of the four Council Members shall be a citizen of the U.S. and a qualified voter of the City of Kilgore, Texas; shall have resided for at least 12 months next preceding the election within the corporate limits of the city or for 12 months within territory which has been annexed by the city; shall be at least 21 years of age; shall be qualified voter of Kilgore, Texas; shall make payment of a filing fee of $100 or submittal of a petition for candidacy in lieu of a filing fee and said petition must be signed by not less than 25 qualified voters of the territory from which the office is elected in the most recent mayoral general election. The mayor of a member of the city council ceasing to possess any of the qualifications specified in this section, or convicted of a felony while in office, shall immediately forfeit his or her office.  

After Qualifications Are Met:

The following forms should be completed and turned into the City Clerk's Office.  If mailed, any forms will be considered received on the date received in the City Clerk's Office.  If you are hand delivering the forms, please call 903-988-4127 for an appointment.


City of Kilgore, City Clerk's Office
815 N. Kilgore Street
Kilgore, Texas 75662

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