1) Contact the Dallas County Elections Office to confirm that your registered address qualifies you for the position you intend to run for, and that you meet other office specific qualifications. 2) Complete the Declaration of Intent to Run and submit the application by the filing window. Once the March primary has been held, independent candidates may start circulating their nominating petitions, which are due to the County Judge in June (the exact date will vary depending on year). Signers of the nominating petition can not have voted in the March primary, and the requirement is 500 signatures to appear for most positions on the ballot. Potential candidates should speak with the Dallas County Elections Department as soon as possible to verify signature requirements and the filing window. 3) Submit the Declaration of Intent to Run within 108-78 days prior to the primary election and submit the nominating petition and application to the County Judge. If you have any questions regarding filing for this position please contact the Dallas County Elections Office at (214) 819-6300 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or the Texas Secretary of State Office at email@example.com or by phone at (512) 463-5650.