School Board Elections and Voting

Next School Board Election

May 7,  2022

Notice of Deadline to File an Application for Place on the Ballot

Filing Dates

First Day to File is:  January 19, 2022   

Last Day to File is:   February 18, 2022

Last Day to File a Declaration of Write-in Candidacy:  February 22, 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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