Notice of Deadline to File an Application for Place on the Ballot
Application for Place on the QISD General Election Ballot
Declaration of Write-in Candidacy for City, School, or other Political Subdivisions
Texas Election Code
Eligibility: An individual is eligible to be a candidate for, or elected or appointed to, a Texas school board if the individual:
is a United States citizen;
is 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;
has 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;
has not been finally convicted of a felony from which the person has not been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disabilities;
has 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; or
for an appointee to an office, the date the appointment is made;
Tex. Elec. Code § 141.001.
The Texas Education Code imposes additional requirements:
To be elected to a school board, an individual must be a qualified voter: 18 years of age or older, a U.S citizen, a Texas resident, a registered voter, not determined to be totally or partially mentally incapacitated by an appropriate court, and not finally convicted of a felony. Tex. Educ. Code § 11.061; Tex. Elec. Code § 11.002.
A person is ineligible to serve on a school board if the person has been convicted of a felony or an offense under Texas Penal Code section 43.02(b) regarding prostitution. Tex. Educ. Code § 11.066.
Eligibility Requirement of candidate: Residence 1 year in Texas, 6 months in school district, 18 years of age, must be a registered voter in territory elected prior to filing deadline.