The qualifications of Denton county general election:
- Be a united states citizen.
- Be a registered voter of the city at the time of filing for office.
- Be 18 years of age or older on or before the first day of the term in which they are elected.
- Have not been determined mentally incompetent by a final judgment of a court.
- Have not been finally convicted of a felony from which the person has not been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disabilities.
- Not be in arrears in the payment of any taxes or other liabilities due to the city of Denton.
- Have resided continuously in texas on or before one year preceding the filing deadline.
- Have domiciled for at least one year next preceding his or her election within the corporate limits of Denton, shall continuously be domiciled within the corporate limits of Denton, and as follows when seeking office for the particular district(s) and or seat noted:
- If running for mayor may reside anywhere in the city for at least one year preceding his or her election and throughout the term of office.
- If running for districts 1, 2, 3, or 4, must reside in the respective district for which office is sought for at least one year preceding his or her election and throughout the term of office.
- If running for at-large place 5, must reside in districts 1 or 2 for at least one year preceding his or her election and throughout the term of office.
- If running for at-large place 6, must reside in districts 3 or 4 for at least one year preceding his or her election and throughout the term of office.
- Shall have and maintain the eligibility requirements for municipal officers set forth in section 141.001 of the Texas election code, Vernon's texas civil statutes annotated hereinafter referred to as "election code" as it may now read or hereafter be amended.
- Shall not hold any other public office of emolument.
- If a member of the council shall, after being elected, cease to possess any of these qualifications or eligibility requirements, or shall hold another office of emolument, or enter a plea of guilty to a felony, or be convicted of a felony he or she shall immediately forfeit his or her office.