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School Board Elections

BGISD School Board Election:
Saturday, May 1, 2021
Saturday, May 7, 2022
Candidate Eligibility Requirements:
 An individual is eligible to be a candidate for, or elected or appointed to, a Texas school board if the individual:
1. is a US citizen;
2. is 18 years of age or older on the first day of the term to be filled at the election or on the date of appointment, as applicable;
3. has not been determined by a final judgment of a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be totally mentally incapacitated or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote;
4. has not been finally convicted of a felony from which the individual has not been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disabilities;
5. has resided continuously in the state for 12 months and in the territory from which the office is elected for six months immediately preceding the following date:
  a. for an independent candidate, the date of the regular filing deadline for a candidate's application for a place on the ballot;
  b. for a write-in candidate, the date of the election at which the candidate's name is written in; or
  c. for an appointee to an office, the date the appointment is made;
6. is registered to vote in the territory from which the office is elected on the date described at 5. above; and
7. satisfies any other eligibility requirements prescribed by law for the office. 
Additionally, to be elected to a school board, an individual must be a qualified voter; 18 years of age or older, a US citizen, a Texas resident, a registered voter, not determined to be totally or partially mentally incapacitated by an appropriate court, and not finally convicted of a felony. Tex. Educ. Code 11.061; Tex. Elec. Code 11.002
A person is ineligible to serve on a school board if their person has been convicted of a felony or an offense under Texas Penal Code section 43.02(b) regarding prostitution. Tex. Educ. Code 11.066