College Station Independent School District

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2020 Election Information


School board vote

Next Trustee General Election:

Places: 6 and 7

Date: November 3, 2020

Location: 1812 Welsh Ave. College Station, TX 77840

 

Filing for Candidacy Period:

First day to file – Saturday, July 18, 2020*.  CSISD is closed on the weekends, therefore, the first day to file is Monday, July 20, 2020.

Last day to file - Monday, August 17, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

Last day to file as a write-in candidate - Friday, August 21, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

Tex. Educ. Code § 11.055(a); Tex. Elec. Code § 144.005

 

Requirements for Candidates: Tex. Gov’t Code § 2051.152(a)(4)

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: Tex. Elec. Code § 141.001; Tex. Educ. Code § 11.066

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 judgement 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 US 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

 

RESOURCES:

Texas Secretary of State Resources

Texas Government Code § 2051.152(a)

Texas Election Code § 141.001 and 141.031; Texas Election Code § 144.005

Texas Education Code § 11.055(a), 11.061, and 11.066

CSISD School Board information

Board Policy - BBA (LEGAL); BBBA (LEGAL)

Elections Division Website – forms; Terms, Qualifications, and Vacancies; VR for Candidates (HB 484); Candidacy for Local Political Subdivisions; and Running for Local Offices.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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