Running for City Office

Overview
To run for Mayor or a seat on the City Council, an individual must be a resident of the City of Cedar Hill and be qualified to hold the office in accordance with state law. A candidate must have been a resident of the state for twelve months and a resident of the city for 6 months preceding the date of the regular filing deadline for a place on the ballot, or for a write-in candidate, the date of the election.

Candidates by Place
Candidates for Mayor and City Council positions Place One and Place Four may reside in any precinct within the corporate city limits of the City of Cedar Hill.

Candidates for City Council positions Place Two and Place Three must reside in Cedar Hill, west of Highway 67 in Dallas County.

Candidates for City Council positions Place Five and Place Six must reside in Cedar Hill, east of Highway 67 in Dallas County and all the area of the City located in Ellis County.

All positions are elected at large.

Applying
An application for a place on the ballot must be accompanied by a petition signed by at least 25 registered voters of the City of Cedar Hill. The application and petition must be filed with the City Secretary.

For additional information regarding filing procedures and to obtain copies of filing forms, please call the Office of the City Secretary at 972.291.5100 ext. 1011.