The Office of the City Clerk is responsible for managing municipal elections including serving as contract administrator for election services with Hays, Travis, and Williamson counties.

December 2020 Runoff Election Information

NEW: Ballot Application Filing Procedures During COVID-19

The City of Austin, the City's Ethics Review Commission and the League of Women Voters Austin Area, will sponsor City Council Candidate Forums for City council candidates competing in the November 2020 election.

2020 Election Candidate Forums

Campaign Finance Reports

The City Clerk's Office is responsible for receiving and providing access to Campaign Finance Reports and data file from local candidates, officeholders and political action committees as required by the Texas Ethics Commission and the Austin City Code. For information on filing requirements, forms and templates, and a complete list of reports on file click here.

Campaign Treasurer Appointments

The Texas Election code requires Campaign Treasurer Appointments (CTAs) for candidates; specific-purpose committee for supporting or opposing measure; and specific-purpose committee for supporting or opposing candidates for City of Austin to be filed with the Office of the City Clerk.  The Clerk is responsible for providing access to Campaign Treasurer Appointments filed with the Office of the City Clerk.  For a complete list of Campaign Treasurer Appointments, click here.

Election History

The Clerk's Office maintains a history of candidates and voting statistics for City elections from 1840 to the present. 


Citizens may submit Initiative, Referendum, Recall or Charter Amendment Petitions. The Clerk's Office is responsible for validating these petitions and petitions filed by candidates as part of their application for a place on the ballot. For requirements and additional information, click here.