City elections are conducted in accordance with the Texas Election Code and held annually on the first Saturday in May. The City of Bridgeport contracts election services through Wise County Election Administration. The City of Bridgeport will hold a General Election on Saturday, May 2, 2020. In this election, members will be elected at-large to fill the office of Mayor and City Council Places 1 and 2 for a term of two years.
In the city's general election, the filing period begins on the 108th day (1/15/2020) before election day and ends at 5:00 pm on the 78th day (2/14/2020) before election day. Applications for a place on the ballot must be filed with the City Secretary during the filing period for the election. The forms may be found on the Secretary of State website with additional forms on the Texas Ethics Commission website.
A Campaign Treasurer must be designated and Form CTA filed with the City Secretary before any contribution is accepted or any expenditure is made. The Texas Ethics Commission generates the CTA form and instructions and the City Secretary's Office maintains a supply of these forms.
Contributions and Expenditures
Title 15 of the Texas Election Code pertains to campaign contributions and expenditures. Financial reports must be completed by the candidate or the candidate's Campaign Treasurer (signed only by the candidate), and filed with the City Secretary. Campaign reports are public information; and the media, opponents and the general public may review the reports.
Campaign Filing Schedule (under normal Election cycle)
Due 30th day before Election
Due 8th day before Election
Final Report - May be filed at any time after the Election
If a final report is not filed, Semi-Annual Reports will be due each year on January 15 and July 15
Location(s) of Polling Places (Direccion(Es) De Las Casillas Electorales)
Bridgeport Municipal Building (En la Edificio Municipales)
900 Thompson Street
Bridgeport, TX 76426
Early voting by personal appearance will be conducted each weekday at:
(La votación adelantada en persona se llevará a cabo de lunes a viernes en)
Bridgeport Law Enforcement Center (Centro de aplicación de leyes de Bridgeport)
1000 Thompson Street
Bridgeport, TX 76426
- Be a United States citizen;
- Be 18 years of age or older;
- Be a qualified voter;
- Reside and have been residing for at least twelve (12) months preceding the date of election within the corporate limits of the City;
- Not be indebted to the City or be delinquent in the payment to the City of any tax or assessment;
- No candidate may file for more than one office or position number per election;
- Must satisfy any other eligibility requirements prescribed by law.
First Day to Vote Early in Person: April 20, 2020
Last Day to Vote Early in Person: April 28, 2020
Election Day: May 2, 2020
Vote By Mail
To be eligible to vote early by mail in Texas, you must:
- be 65 years or older;
- be disabled;
- be out of the county on election day and during the period for early voting by personal appearance; or
- be confined in jail, but otherwise eligible.
If a voter is unable to vote in person during the Early Voting period or on Election Day, the voter may submit an application (Spanish) (PDF) to the City Secretary for a ballot to vote by mail. Voters must submit a new application each calendar year starting on January 1. You may submit a request online for an Application for Ballots By Mail through the Secretary of State website which will be valid for all elections held in Wise County for the calendar year. The Secretary of State website and further information may be accessed on the Texas Secretary of State website. Applications for ballots by mail must be received no later than the close of business on April 21, 2020. Application can be dropped off or mailed to City Hall, 900 Thompson Street, Bridgeport. TX 76426