Election Information



City elections are conducted under the Texas Election Code and are held annually on the first Saturday in May. The City of Bridgeport contracts election services through the Wise County Election Administration. The City of Bridgeport will hold a General Election on Saturday, May 6, 2023. In this Election, members will be elected at large to fill the office of City Council Places 3, 4, and 5 for two years.

Filing Information

In the City's general election, the filing period begins on the 108th day before election day and ends at 5:00 pm on the 78th day before election day. Applications for a place on the ballot must be filed with the City Secretary during the filing period for the Election. You may find forms on the Secretary of State website with additional forms on the Texas Ethics Commission website.

Campaign Treasurer

A Campaign Treasurer must be designated, and Form CTA must be filed with the City Secretary before any contribution or expenditure is accepted. 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)

Election Day
Bridgeport Community Center 
1102 Lawdwin Street
Bridgeport, TX 76426

Early Voting

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 Community Center 
1102 Lawdwin Street
Bridgeport, TX 76426

Candidate Qualifications

  • 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 24, 2023

Last Day to Vote Early in Person: May 2, 2023

Election Day: May 6, 2023

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 cannot 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 noon or the close of business day, whichever is later on April 25, 2023. An application can be dropped off or mailed to City Hall, 900 Thompson Street, Bridgeport. TX 76426