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Board Election Information*
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, 2014 Candidate packets available in Elections Office
January 29, 2014 First day to file for a place on the ballot
February 19, 2014 Candidate Training with Board members, 7:00 p.m.,
Room 107, Administration Bldg.
February 28, 2014 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 10, 2014

March 3, 2014 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 5, 2014 5:00 p.m. deadline - last day for a candidate to withdraw from the election.
March 11, 2014 First day to accept applications for early voting ballots by mail for May 10, 2014 election
March 22, 2014 Mandatory office hours begin – open 3 hours/day for election
business through June 19, 2014
April 10, 2014 Last day to register to vote in May 10, 2014 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 31, 2014, unless candidate filed for modified reporting
April 10-29, 2014 Period during which notice of election must be published (Dalco does for all entities)
April 22, 2014 Last day to post notice of election on bulletin board used for
posting notices of meetings
April 28, 2014 First day to vote early in person
May 2, 2014 Campaign Finance Report due for period April 1, 2014 – April 30, 2014, unless candidate filed for modified reporting
May 6, 2014 Last day to vote early by personal appearance
May 10, 2014 Election Day
May 13-21, 2014 Period during which to conduct official local canvass of
returns once the ballot board has finished counting late ballots
June 9, 2014 Last day to file electronic precinct by precinct returns with the
Secretary of State
June 21, 2014 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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