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Current Election

December 20, 2021: Deadline to Post Notice of Candidate Filing Deadline.

Current Election Documents

Political subdivision’s contact information:

Susan Neil
Mailing Address – 241 Pine Street, Abilene, TX 79601
Phone – 325/677-1444 ext. 7639
Email – susan.neil@abileneisd.org

 

To be eligible to be a candidate for, or elected or appointed to, the
office of school board member, a person must:
1. Be a United States citizen.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. Have not been finally convicted of a felony from which the person has not been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disabilities.
5. 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:
a. For an independent candidate, the date of the regular filing deadline for a candidate’s application for a place on the ballot.
b. For a write-in candidate, the date of the election at which the candidate’s name is written in.
c. For an appointee to an office, the date the appointment is made.
6. Be registered to vote in the territory from which the office is elected on the date described at 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

Qualified Voter

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:
1. Is 18 years of age or older;
2. Is a United States citizen;
3. 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;
4. 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)];
5. Is a resident of this state; and
6. Is a registered voter.
Election Code 1.020, 11.002

Residency

“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

Single-Member Districts

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)

Ineligibility

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

May 7, 2022                   

Places 4, 5, & 6

Place 4: Cindy Earles

Place 5: Dr. Danny Wheat

Place 6: Bill Enriquez

The timeline for the school trustee election on May 7, 2022, for Places 4, 5, & 6

December 20, 2021      Deadline to Post Notice of Candidate Filing Deadline.

January 19, 2022         First day for filing an application for a place on the ballot.

February 18, 2022       Last day to order a general election.                              

February 18, 2022       Deadline for filing an application for a place on the ballot is 5:00 p.m.       

February 22, 2022       Deadline for filing a declaration of write-in candidacy is 5:00 p.m.

February , TBD 2022    Drawing for a position on the ballot to be held at  a.m. at the Elections Office, Taylor County Plaza, 400 Oak St.    Suite 101, conducted by Taylor County Elections Administrator.

February 25, 2022       Deadline for a candidate to withdraw or be declared ineligible and have his/her name omitted from the ballot is 5:00 p.m.

April 7, 2022               Last day a person may register to vote.   

April 7, 2022               First day to publish notice in newspaper.

April 27, 2022             Last day to publish notice in newspaper.

April 25, 2022             Early voting by personal appearance begins.

May 3, 2022               Last day to vote early by personal appearance.

May 7, 2022               Election Day

May 10, 2022              Earliest date for official canvass.

May  TBD, 2022           Canvass & Certify Results

TBD                   Installation of Newly Elected Officer

May 18, 2022      Deadline for official canvass

 

 

 

Additional Dates of Interest:

 

 

April 7, 2022               *Deadline for opposed candidates and specific-purpose

                                political committees supporting an opposed candidate to

                                file a first report of contributions and expenditures is

                                5:00 p.m.

 

 

May 2, 2022               *Deadline for opposed candidates and specific-purpose

                                political committees supporting an opposed candidate to

                                file a second report of contributions and expenditures

                                is 5:00 p.m.