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Board Election Information*
Notice of Trustee Election
2016 BOT Election Notice English and Spanish (PDF)

Notice of Deadline
Notice of deadline to file applications for place on the ballot. (PDF)

Qualifications to run for school board
  • Applicant must be 18 years of age.
  • Applicant must have lived in the state for a year and the District for 6 months prior to the filing deadline.
  • Applicant must be a registered voter at the time of election.
Process to run for school board
Application for a place on the ballot is available in room 101 of the Administration Building (Elections Office) in late January (see election calendar) in a packet containing all related information required to file and may be picked up any workday, between 8:00 and 4:30, prior to the filing deadline.

Application for a place on the ballot must be filed with the local Election Office by 5:00 pm on the deadline, which is generally the 71st day before the May uniform election day as established by the legislature. Election Code § 146.006(b)(2) amended the write-in declaration deadline for most local entities to be the same day as the regular filing deadline.

Board Election Calendar
January 13, 2016 Candidate packets available in Elections Office
January 20, 2016 First day to file for a place on the ballot
February 10, 2016 Candidate Training with Board members, 7:00 p.m.,
Room 107, Administration Bldg.
February 19, 2016 Last day to file an application for a place on the ballot (5:00 pm) in the regular election (Place 3, Place 4 and Place 5)

Last day to order a general election to be held on Saturday, May 7, 2016
February 23, 2016 5:00 pm deadline for write-in candidates to file Declarations of Write-In Candidacy in a regular election
February 24, 2016 First day that an election may be cancelled if all filing deadlines have passed and each candidate for an office listed on the ballot is unopposed
February 26, 2016 5:00 pm deadline for a candidate to withdraw, by submission of a Certificate of Withdrawal or a notarized letter.
February 29, 2016 10:00 drawing for ballot position for Place 3, Place 4 and Place 5 - Room 101, Administration Bldg
March 9, 2016 Last day to file an application for a place on the ballot (5:00 pm) in a special election
March 18, 2016 Mandatory office hours begin – open 3 hours/day for election business through June 16, 2016
April 7, 2016 Last day to register to vote in May 7, 2016 election

Last day for a voter to make a change of address that will be effective for the election

Campaign Finance Report due for the period from date your campaign treasurer was appointed through March 28, 2016, unless candidate filed for modified reporting
April 7-27, 2016 Period during which notice of election must be published (Dalco does for all entities)
April 18, 2016 Last day to post notice of election on bulletin board used for posting notices of meetings
April 25, 2016 First day to vote early in person
April 29, 2016 Campaign Finance Report due for period March 29, 2016 – April 27, 2016, unless candidate filed for modified reporting or is unopposed
May 3, 2016 Last day to vote early by personal appearance
May 7, 2016 Election Day
May 10-18, 2016 Period during which to conduct official local canvass of returns once the ballot board has finished counting late ballots
June 6, 2016 Last day to file electronic precinct by precinct returns with the Secretary of State
June 18, 2016 Runoff election date should a runoff be necessary

*RISD has provided this page for informational purposes only. Persons who are interested in seeking election to the Board of Trustees are encouraged to seek independent advice to ensure all eligibility and filing requirements are satisfied. Nothing on this page may be relied upon as advice between attorney and client.
Board of Trustees
400 S. Greenville Ave.
Richardson, Texas 75081
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