May 1, 2021 Town of Prosper General Election
Qualifications for Town Council
The Prosper Town Charter sets forth the following requirements to file as a candidate for Town Council:
SECTION 5.02 Filing for Office
1. Candidates for elective Town offices shall file for office in accordance with the Texas Election Code.
2. Candidates for elective Town offices shall meet the following qualifications:
- Shall be at least eighteen (18) years of age at the time of the election for which they are filing;
- Shall meet all requirements to be a qualified voter set forth in the Texas Election Code, and shall have been a registered voter in the Town of Prosper for at least twelve (12) months immediately preceding the filing date;
- Shall have resided within the corporate limits of the Town for at least twelve (12) months immediately preceding the filing date;
- No candidate may file in a single election for more than one (1) office or position as provided by this Charter;
- The office of an incumbent elected Town official shall become vacant when the person holding such office files an application to have his or her name placed on an official ballot as a candidate for any elective public office other than the one such person holds, unless otherwise prohibited by law; and
- Shall comply with all other Town ordinances or resolutions that may be applicable.
3. If a member of any board or commission appointed by the Town Council shall announce candidacy or becomes a candidate for election to the Town Council, he shall immediately forfeit the board or commission position with the Town.
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