Any qualified person may have his or her name placed on the official ballot as a candidate for Mayor or councilmember at any election held for the purpose of electing a Mayor or councilmember by filing with the Mayor or City Clerk at least thirty (30) days prior to the date of election a sworn application in substantially the following form:
   “I                       , do hereby declare that I am a candidate for the office of (designate office and place if appropriate) and request that my name be printed upon the official ballot for that particular office in the next City election.  I am     years of age, a qualified voter of the State of Texas, and a bona fide resident of the City of Harker Heights. I am not in arrears in the payment of any taxes or other liability due the City; nor am I otherwise disqualified or ineligible to serve on the City Council if elected. I reside at                                                 , Harker Heights, Texas.”
   (Signature of Candidate)