School Board Filing For May Election Begins January 18, 2017
Filing begins January 18 for two Places on the Decatur Independent School District Board of Trustees. Places 3 and 4, held by Jim Lamirand and Jeff Alling, respectively – are three-year terms. The deadline to file for a place on the ballot is February 17.
The election is held the first Saturday of the month in May, Saturday, May 6, 2017. Interested candidates may pick up an application to complete at the Decatur ISD Administration Building (307 S. Cates) and return it during regular business hours. DISD is open Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:00pm. The office will remain open until 5:00pm on the last day of filing, February 17.
School Board Trustee (Education Code, Chapter 11)
§ Residence -- 1 year in state and 6 months in school district prior to filing deadline (Texas Elec. Code, Section 141.001(a); Brown v. Patterson, 609 SW 2nd 287)
§ Age -- 18 years
§ Must be a registered voter in territory elected from by the filing deadline (see HB 484 information/link below)
House Bill 484 amends Election Code Section 141.001 to provide a new general rule (for most offices) that a candidate must be a registered voter of the territory elected from as of the filing deadline (unless outside law conflicts).