Election Information

CITY OF BEDFORD SPECIAL ELECTION

The City of Bedford will hold a Special Election on Saturday, August 20, 2022 to elect  fill the vacancy in Place 1 of the City Council.


FILING PERIOD

The filing period for the August 20, 2022 Special Election is 8:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 15, 2022 through 5:00 p.m. Monday, July 11,  2022.

Applications can be filed in person at Bedford City Hall, 2000 Forest Ridge Drive, Bedford, Texas 76021. Applications can be mailed to Bedford City Hall, Attn: City Secretary, 2000 Forest Ridge Drive, Bedford, Texas 76021. A mailed application will need to be received by the City Secretary's Office by the filing deadline. Applications can also be faxed to 817.952.2103 or emailed to citysecretary@bedfordtx.gov.

Candidate packets are available for download here and at City Hall.

Candidate Filings

Qualifications

The eligibility requirements to hold office in the City of Bedford are listed below. 

City of Bedford Charter, Sec. 2.03. - Qualifications.

The members of the council shall be qualified voters of the city, who have been residents of the city for at least one (1) year, and shall hold no other public office except for those allowed by the Texas Constitution or state law. If a member of the council shall cease to possess any of these qualifications or shall be convicted of a felony, the office shall immediately become vacant.

Texas Election Code, Section 141.001. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR PUBLIC OFFICE.

  1.  To be eligible to be a candidate for, or elected or appointed to, a public elective office in this state, a person must:
    1. be a United States citizen;
    2. be 18 years of age or older on the first day of the term to be filled at the election or on the date of appointment, as applicable;
    3. have not been determined by a final judgment of a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be:
      1.  totally mentally incapacitated; or
      2. partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote
    4. have not been finally convicted of a felony from which the person has not been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disabilities;
    5. have resided continuously in the state for 12 months and in the territory from which the office is elected for six months immediately preceding the following date:
      1. for a candidate whose name is to appear on a general primary election ballot, the date of the regular filing deadline for a candidate's application for a place on the ballot;
      2. for an independent candidate, the date of the regular filing deadline for a candidate's application for a place on the ballot;
      3. for a write-in candidate, the date of the election at which the candidate's name is written in;
      4. for a party nominee who is nominated by any method other than by primary election, the date the nomination is made; and
      5. for an appointee to an office, the date the appointment is made;
    6.  on the date described by Subdivision (5), be registered to vote in the territory from which the office is elected; and
    7. satisfy any other eligibility requirements prescribed by law for the office.

Future Elections

The City of Bedford will hold a General Election on Saturday, May 6, 2023 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. to elect  Places 4 and 6 to the City Council. The Election Day polling place is the Bedford Public Library, 2424 Forest Ridge Drive, Bedford, Texas 76021; however, voters can vote at any Tarrant County polling location.

Early voting for the May 6, 2023 General Election will be Monday, April 24, 2023 through Tuesday, May 3, 2023. The primary early voting location in Bedford is the Public Library at 2424 Forest Ridge Drive; however, voters can vote at any Tarrant County polling location.

Filing Period

The filing period for the May 6, 2023 General Election is 8 a.m. Wednesday, January 18, 2023 through 5 p.m. Friday, February 17, 2023.