School Board Elections

  • May 7, 2022 - Uniform Election Date for Places 6 & 7
    The School Board consists of seven members. Members are elected by place and serve in 3 year terms. General election board members shall be on the May uniform election date listed above. To be elected, a candidate must recieve more votes than any other candidate for the place. Candidates run for specific places and do not represent a geographic area. Candidate packets can be located in the Superintendent's Office with Mrs. Lisa Cook at 810 Old Greenville Road in Royse City, Texas 75189.

     

    FILING INFORMATION/DEADLINE

    • First Day to File for Place on Ballot - January 19, 2022
    • Last Day to File for Place on Ballot - February 18, 2022 (5:00 p.m.)

     

    ELECTION REQUIREMENTS

    Form, Content, and Procedure: An application for a place on the ballot must be in writing; signed, sworn to by the candidate before a person authorized to administer an oath, and dated; timely filed with the district’s filing authority (often the superintendent’s secretary or another designated district employee); and contain specified information about the candidate:

    • the candidate’s name, date of birth, and occupation;
    • the candidate’s residence address or the address at which the candidate receives mail with a description of the location of the candidate’s residence;
    • the candidate’s length of continuous residence in Texas and in the district (and single member district, if applicable) as of the date the candidate swears to the application;
    • if available, a public mailing address and email address at which the candidate receives correspondence relating to the candidate’s campaign;
    • the office sought, including any place or other distinguishing number and an indication of whether the office sought is for a full or unexpired term;
    • statements that the candidate is a U.S. citizen; has not been determined by a court to be mentally incapacitated; has not been convicted of a felony; is aware of the nepotism law; and swears an oath to support and defend the U.S. and Texas Constitutions and laws.

     

    Eligibility: An individual is eligible to be a candidate for, or elected or appointed to, a Texas school board if the individual:

    • is a United States citizen;
    • is 18 years of age or older on the first day of the term to be filled at the election or on the date of appointment, as applicable;
    • has not been determined by a final judgment of a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be totally mentally incapacitated or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote;
    • has not been finally convicted of a felony;
    • has resided continuously in the state for 12 months and in the territory from which the office is elected for six months immediately preceding the following date:
      - for an independent candidate, the date of the regular filing deadline for a candidate’s application for a place on the ballot;
      - for a write-in candidate, the date of the election at which the candidate’s name is written in; or
      - for an appointee to an office, the date the appointment is made;
    • is registered to vote in the territory from which the office is elected on the date described above; and
    • satisfies any other eligibility requirements prescribed by law for the office.

     

    The Texas Education Code imposes additional requirements:

    • To be elected to a school board, an individual must be a qualified voter: 18 years of age or older, a U.S citizen, a Texas resident, a registered voter, not determined to be totally or partially mentally incapacitated by an appropriate court, and not finally convicted of a felony. Tex. Educ. Code § 11.061; Tex. Elec. Code §11.002.
    • A person is ineligible to serve on a school board if the person has been convicted of a felony or an offense under Texas Penal Code section 43.02(b) regarding prostitution. Tex. Educ. Code § 11.066.

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