Tuesday, November 24, 2020

School Board Filing for May Election Begins Jan. 18

Filing begins Wednesday, Jan. 18 for four Places on the Carroll Independent School District Board of Trustees.

Three seats – Places 1, 2 and 3, held by Michelle Moore, Bradley Taylor and Sheri Mills, respectively – are three-year terms. The Place 6 seat held by Trustee Todd Carlton is a two-year unexpired term. The deadline to file for a place on the ballot is February 17. The election is held the first Saturday in May, which is May 6.

Interested candidates may complete the online application and return it to the Carroll ISD Administration Center, 2400 North Carroll Avenue in Southlake, during regular business hours. CISD is open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The office will remain open until 5 p.m. on the last day of filing, Feb. 17.

NOTE:  Applications may not be turned in before Jan. 18, the first day for filing.

School Board Candidate Application

To be eligible to run for a school board position, a candidate must meet the following qualifications:

  • 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). FAQ on HB 484

    The Carroll ISD School Board heard an election update from Scott Wrehe, CISD Assistant Superintendent for Financial Services. Wrehe said the Board will officially call the election in February.Early voting by personal appearance will occur from Monday, April 24 through Tuesday May 2 at Southlake Town Hall. Specific hours and requirements will soon be posted to the CISD Board Election webpage.Trustees Elected to Places 1, 2, 3 and 7 will be administered the oath of office at the June 5 School Board meeting.

    Canvassing of election must occur between May 9 and May 17, 2017.