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The first day to file for a place on the May 1, 2021 General Election ballot is Wednesday, January 13, 2021. The filing deadline is 5:00pm on Friday, February 12, 2021. The deadline to file a declaration of write-in candidacy is 5:00pm on Tuesday, February 16, 2021.

Date and Location of Elections:
The next general election of trustees for the District will take place on May 1, 2021, in Single Member Districts 1, 3, 4, and 7.

Requirements for a Candidate:
Current state law requires a candidate for trustee of an independent school district to be a qualified candidate under Texas Election Code Section 141.001 and Chapter 11 of the Texas Education Code.  These requirements may also be found at Board Policy BBA (Legal), which may be accessed by clicking on https://pol.tasb.org/Home/Index/176 and inserting the policy code, “BBA,” in the search box.

An application for a place on the ballot must be filed with the secretary (or designated agent) of the school board.  The application must be in accordance with the general requirements of Section 141.031 of the Election Code, including that it must be signed and sworn to before a person authorized to administer oaths in Texas.  Currently, state law does not allow for appearance before a notary public via videoconference.

The application must be filed not later than 5:00 p.m. of the 78th day before the date of the election and may not be filed earlier than the 30th day before the filing deadline, as per Education Code Section 11.055.

For more information regarding the upcoming election, please refer to the May 2021 Election webpage.

San Antonio Independent School District 
141 Lavaca Street
San Antonio, Texas 78210
Tel: 210.554.2200
elections@saisd.net

 

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