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Board Election Information*
Trustee Election Cancelled
The May Board of Trustees election has been cancelled as none of the three places on the ballot are contested. Board president Kim Caston is running unopposed for re-election in Place 2, while Eron Linn and Jean Bono are running unopposed in Places 5 and 1, respectively.

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 21, 2015 Candidate packets available in Elections Office
January 28, 2015 First day to file for a place on the ballot
February 19, 2015 Candidate Training with Board members, 7:00 p.m.,
Room 107, Administration Bldg.
February 27, 2015 Last day to file an application for a place on the ballot
(5:00 p.m.) in the regular election.

5:00 p.m. deadline for write-in candidates to file declarations of write-in candidacy in a regular election.

Last day to order a general election to be held on Saturday, May 9, 2015

March 4, 2015 10:00 a.m. drawing for ballot position – Room 101,
Administration Bldg.

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

March 4, 2015 5:00 p.m. deadline - last day for a candidate to withdraw from the election.
March 9, 2015 Last day to file an application for a place on the ballot (5:00 pm) in the special election (Place 5)
March 10, 2015 First day to accept applications for early voting ballots by mail for May 9, 2015 election
March 20, 2015 Mandatory office hours begin – open 3 hours/day for election
business through June 18, 2015
April 9, 2015 Last day to register to vote in May 9, 2015 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 filing date through March 30, 2015, unless candidate filed for modified reporting
April 9-29, 2015 Period during which notice of election must be published (Dalco does for all entities)
April 20, 2015 Last day to post notice of election on bulletin board used for
posting notices of meetings
April 27, 2015 First day to vote early in person
May 2, 2015 Campaign Finance Report due for period March 31, 2015 – April 29, 2015, unless candidate filed for modified reporting
May 5, 2015 Last day to vote early by personal appearance
May 9, 2015 Election Day
May 12-20, 2015 Period during which to conduct official local canvass of
returns once the ballot board has finished counting late ballots
June 8, 2015 Last day to file electronic precinct by precinct returns with the
Secretary of State
June 13, 2015 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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