Election Law Calendar

The following are important dates related to the November 8, 2016, school board trustee election. If you have questions regarding election procedures, contact the Elections Division Office of the Secretary of State, 800-252-VOTE (8683) or 512-463-5650 or visit www.sos.state.tx.us.
Download a PDF of the Election Law Calendar or find the information on the calendar below. (Click on the gold banner for details on each deadline or range of dates that are significant to the election.)

Note on Joint Election Requirement

School districts must now have joint polling places on election day with either a city (located wholly or partly within the school district) holding an election on the uniform election day, a public junior college district, a hospital district in certain circumstances, or the county on the November uniform election day in even-numbered years.

Note on Notice of Candidate Filing Periods

The authority with whom an application for a place on the ballot is filed must post a Notice of Deadline to File Applications for Place on the Ballot in a building in which the authority maintains an office. The notice must be posted not later than the 30th day before the first day to file. (Sec. 141.040). If you order a special election to fill a vacancy, the order must include the filing deadline; we recommend posting the notice of the filing period as soon as practicable after a special election is ordered.

Note of Notice of Election

School districts are required to publish their notice in a newspaper at least once between the 30th day and the 10th day before the election, Sunday, October 9 – Monday, October 31. School district must also post notice on the governmental bulletin board used for posting notice of public meetings, no later than Tuesday, October 18, 2016. All days and hours for early voting by personal appearance including voting on ANY Saturday or Sunday must be included in the notice of the election. Notice of the election must be delivered to the county clerk and voter registrar of each county in which the school district is located not later than the 60th day before election day, Friday, September 9. The election notice, which includes the days and hours of early voting, must be posted on the school district’s website, if it maintains a website. 

Note for Bond Elections

Entities holding bond elections must post a debt obligation order: 1) on election day and during early voting by personal appearance, in a prominent location at each polling place, 2) not later than the 21st day before the election, in three public places in the boundaries of the political subdivision holding the election, and 3) during the 21 days before the election, on the political subdivision’s Internet website, prominently and together with the notice of the election and the contents of the proposition, if the political subdivision maintains and Internet website.

Notice of Previous Polling Place

If a different polling place is being used from the previous election held by the same authority, notice must be posted at the entrance of the previous polling place informing voters of the current polling place location, if possible.

Election Law Calendar

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