Date of Next Election: Saturday, May 2, 2020
Election of Trustees of the District shall be on a Uniform Election Date, usually the first Saturday in May (election Code 41.001).
Location: The Dallas County Elections Administrator sets polling locations for this election. Please visit the Dallas County Elections Administration website for more information.
See 2020 Trustee election dates for the election calendar.
- Notice of Drawing for Place on Ballot
- Notice of deadline to file (PDF)
- Internet Posting Requirements for Political Subdivisions
- May 2, 2020 Election Order (English)
- May 2, 2020 Election Order (Spanish)
Filing period for May 2, 2020 general election
The first day to file an application for a place on the ballot in a school district’s general election is Wednesday, January 15, 2020, the 30th day before the filing deadline.
The filing deadline for a general election is 5 p.m. Friday, February 14, 2020, the 78th day before Election Day. The deadline to file a declaration of write-in candidacy is 5 p.m. Tuesday, February 18, 2020, the 74th day before Election Day.
Please return all election forms to:
Board Services Manger
501 S. Jupiter Rd.
Garland, Texas 75042
Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Trustee Places 4 and 5 are up for election in 2020.
May 2020 candidate applications
Below are the application resources for the May 2020 election.
Place 4 applications
Ana Maria Aguilar DeYoung
Place 5 applications
Campaign forms and instructions can also be found on the Texas Ethics Commission website.
Qualifying for a position
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.
- 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 in item 5, above.
Election Code 1.020, 141.001(a); Gov’t Code 601.009; Brown v. Patterson, 609 S.W.2d 287 (Tex. Civ. App.—Dallas 1980, no writ); Tex. Const. Art. XVI, Sec. 14
A person may not be elected trustee of an independent school district unless the person is a qualified voter. Education Code 11.061(b)
“Qualified voter” means a person who:
- Is 18 years of age or older;
- Is a United States citizen;
- 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 [see also Atty. Gen. Op. LO 96-114 (1996) (concluding that caveat at Election Code 11.002 does not mitigate blanket prohibition in Election Code 141.001, above at Eligibility)];
- Is a resident of this state; and
- Is a registered voter.
Election Code 1.020, 11.002
A person may not be elected trustee of an independent school district unless the person has had residency in the state for at least 12 months and 6 in the territory.
“Residence” means domicile, one’s home and fixed place of habitation to which one intends to return after any temporary absence; one does not lose one’s residence status by leaving to go to another place for temporary purposes only. A person does not acquire a residence in a place to which the person has come for temporary purposes only and without the intention of making that place the person's home. Residence shall be determined in accordance with the common-law rules, as enunciated by the courts of this state, except as otherwise provided by the Election Code. Election Code 1.015
A candidate for board member representing a single-member district must be a resident of the district the candidate seeks to represent. Education Code 11.052(g)
Note: The issue of whether a candidate has satisfied residency requirements should be judicially determined. State v. Fischer, 769 S.W.2d 619 (Tex. App.—Corpus Christi 1989, writ dism’d w.o.j)
A person is ineligible to serve as a member of the board of a district if the person has been convicted of an offense under Penal Code 43.02(b) (regarding prostitution). Education Code 11.066