§ 5.3. Filing for office  

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  • Any person having the qualifications set forth for mayor or councilmember under the preceding Article IV, shall have the right to file an application to have his name placed on the official ballot as a candidate for mayor or councilmember respectively. Said application shall be in writing signed by such candidate and accompanied by his loyalty affidavit as prescribed by V.T.C.A., Election Code § 141.031(4)(k), and shall be filed with the city secretary not less than thirty (30) days [before the election]. In computing said thirty (30) days, the date of filing and the date of the election shall not be counted prior to the date of election. This shall entitle such applicant to a place on the official ballot.