Austin ISD 2020 Trustee Elections

Trustee Positions on 2020 Ballot

Single member Trustee Districts 2, 3, 5, and Trustee At-Large Position 8

Applications Filed

Trustee District 2

Trustee District 3

Trustee District 5

Trustee At-Large Position 8

Eligibility—Texas Election Code Section 141.001

An individual is eligible to be a candidate for, or elected or appointed to, a Texas school board if the individual:

  • is a United States citizen;
  • Residence — One year in state and 6 months in the single-member trustee district from which the position is elected or, if running for the at large-position, six months in the school district prior to filing deadline (Texas Elec. Code, Section 141.001(a); Brown v. Patterson, 609 SW 2nd 287);
  • Age — 18 years or older on the first day of the term to be filled;
  • Must be a registered voter at time of election. Language of statute says "qualified voter" but see Oser v. Cullen 435 S.W. 2nd 896 (Tex. Civ. App. Houston [1st Dist.] 1968);
  • Have not been determined by a final judgment of a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be:
    • (A) totally mentally incapacitated; or
    • (B) partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote;
  • Have not been finally convicted of a felony from which the person has not been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disabilities;

Where to File application, designation of campaign treasurer, and other reports:

Campaign related filings, such as designation of campaign treasurer and campaign finance reports may be mailed, e-mailed, or faxed, in accordance with guidance from the Texas Ethics Commission.

By Mail: Austin ISD, Attention, Edna Butts, 4000 S. IH 35 Frontage Road, Austin, TX 78704

By E-mail: edna.butts@austinisd.org

By Fax:  512-414-1486

 

Office Hours:

Monday – Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (During the District summer efficiency schedule, effective through August 7, 2020, business office is open Monday – Thursday, 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and closed on Fridays)

Week of and after August 10, office hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

Campaign Finance Report

 

Important Dates

Friday, August 21, 2020 Last Day to File a Declaration of Write-in Candidacy
Monday, October 5, 2020 Last Day to Register to Vote
Tuesday, October 13, 2020  First Day of Early Voting in Person
Friday, October 23, 2020 Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail (received, not postmarked)
Friday, October 30, 2020 Last Day of Early Voting in Person
Tuesday, November 3, 2020 Election
Tuesday, November 17, 2020 Last Day for Official Canvass of Returns
Tuesday, December 15, 2020 Run-Off Election (if necessary)

Official Canvass of Returns of Run-Off Election will be between 3–11 days after the Run-Off election.

 

Other Resources

Texas Association of School Boards – Resources for Board Candidates