Voting & Elections

Voting & Election Information

For information on elections, polling places, and voter registration in Swisher County please contact:

Richelle Culifer

Swisher County Elections Administrator
Courthouse
119 S Maxwell Room 107
Tulia, TX 79088
Phone: (806) 995-2363
Fax: (806) 995-4121

Current Elected Officers

Current elected officers for the City of Tulia are as follows:

  • Mayor Israel Ramirez
  • Councilperson Greg Needham
  • Councilperson Jay Smith
  • Councilperson Jason Jack
  • Councilperson Kathy Vestal

Next General Election

The next General Election for the City of Tulia will be held Saturday, May 2, 2020 at the following location:

Swisher County Courthouse
119 S Maxwell
Tulia, TX 79088

Applications To Be Placed on Ballot

Applications for a place on the ballot for the May 2, 2020 Election will be accepted beginning Wednesday, January 15, 2020 during regular business hours, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at City Hall. The last day to file for a place on the ballot is February 14, 2020 at 5 p.m.  

Eligibility Requirements per Election Code

§ 11.11.  General Eligibility Requirements.

(a)     Standard requirements.  In accordance with the standard eligibility requirements for a city office, a candidate must:

     (1)     be a United States citizen;

     (2)     be 18 years of age or older on the first day of the term to be filled at the election;

     (3)     not have been determined by a final judgment of a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be:

               (A)     totally mentally incapacitated; or

               (B)     partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote;

     (4)     not have been finally convicted of a felony from which  the person has not been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disabilities;

     (5)     have resided continuously in the state for 12 months and in the city or in the district or ward, as applicable, for six months immediately preceding the deadline for filing an application for a place on the ballot (for a write-in candidate, preceding the date of the election);

     (6)     be a registered voter in the territory from which the office is elected as of the date of the filing deadline for a candidate's place on the ballot (for a write-in candidate, as of the date of the election).  [EC §141.001(a)].