School Board Elections and Voting

Next School Board Election

The first Saturday in May 2022

Filing Dates

First Day to File is:  January 19, 2022   

Last Day to File is:   February 18, 2022

Location to File a Candidate Application

Richland Springs ISD Central Office

700 West Coyote Trail

Richland Springs, Texas 76871

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to be a candidate for, or elected or appointed to, the office of school board member, a person must:

  • Be a United States citizen.
  • Be 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.
  • Have 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.
  • Have not been finally convicted of a felony from which the person has not been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disabilities [but see Ineligibility below].
  • Have 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.
    • For an appointee to an office, the date the appointment is made.
  • Be registered to vote in the territory from which the office is elected on the date described at item 5, above.
  • Satisfy any other eligibility requirements prescribed by law for the office

Election Code 1.020, 141.001(a); Education Code 11.066; Gov’t Code 601.009; Tex. Const. Art. XVI, Sec. 14

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