All information on this webpage is specific to the November 2022 City of Austin Election and the Campaign Finance Filing Requirements. Information will continually be updated as we approach the November 2022 Election. Please contact Elections@austintexas.gov with any election related questions.

Video! Running For Office In Austin, Texas: 2022 Candidate Requirements

November 8, 2022 Election Calendar | Calendario Electoral 8 de Noviembre, 2022

Mayor and Council Candidate Packet | Paquetes de Candidatos

Notice of Deadline to File an Application for Place on the Ballot | Aviso de Fecha Limite para Presentar una Solicitud para un Lugar en la Boleta

Filed 2022 Ballot Applications | Solicitudes de Boleta 2022 Presentadas

Ballot Drawing Notice | Aviso de Sorteo de Boleta

Order of Place on the Ballot | Orden de Ubicación en la Boleta

Who Can Vote? | ¿Quién Puede Votar?

City of Austin General and Special Election Notice for November 8, 2022 / Aviso de Elección General y Especial de la Ciudad de Austin para el 8 de noviembre de 2022

December 13, 2022 Runoff Election | Elección Secundaria del 13 de diciembre, 2022


General Information

General Municipal Election

General Municipal Elections are held on the November uniform election date authorized by state law in even-numbered years. The uniform November election date is the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November. The November 2022 Election will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2022. The following offices will be on the 2022 Ballot:

  • Mayor
  • District 1
  • District 3
  • District 5
  • District 8
  • District 9

The 2022 Candidate Packet will be released May 6, 2022.  The first day candidates can begin collecting contributions is November 8, 2021.

According to the Consumer Price Index (CPI), no candidate for Mayor or City Council and his or her campaign committee shall accept campaign contributions in excess of $450 per contributor per election from any person, except for the candidate and small-donor political committees. Using the current CPI, the aggregate contribution limit is modified to $44,000 per election, and $30,000 per runoff election.

E-Filing System

In July 2020, the City Clerk's Office launched a new electronic filing system for candidates and political action committees to file their campaign finance reports online.

Campaign Finance Contact Form

To file electronically and obtain an E-Filing account and password, candidates and political action committees need to submit the following two forms to the City Clerk’s Office:

The CTA form will still be required to be submitted in hard-copy to the City Clerk’s Office. The CTA form may also be accessed through the Texas Ethics Commission Forms & Instructions page. The  Campaign Finance Contact Form may be filled out and submitted online or in person. 

Campaign Finance

Beginning in July 2020, candidates and political action committees are required to submit their campaign finance reports using the City Clerk’s E-Filing System. Candidates must fill out and submit the Campaign Finance Contact Form online or in person before obtaining an E-Filing account.

On October 5, 2017, Council revised Chapter 2-2 relating to campaign finance and election fundraising.

See Ordinance 20171005-029.

For more information related to campaign finance reporting, go to the City Clerk's Campaign Finance Forms page.

Important Dates

First Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail Saturday, January 1, 2022
First Day of Early Voting in Person Monday, October 24, 2022
Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail Friday, October 28, 2022
Last Day of Early Voting in Person Friday, November 4, 2022
Election Day Tuesday, November 8, 2022
Runoff Election Tuesday, December 13, 2022