See Board Policy BBA (LEGAL) for more information.
Election Code 1.020, 141.001(a); Gov't Code 601.009; Tex. Const. Art. XVI, Sec. 14
A person may not be elected trustee of an independent school district unless the person is a qualified voter.
Education Code 11.061(b)
"Qualified voter" means a person who:
In the Election Code, "residence" means domicile, that is, one's home and fixed place of habitation to which one intends to return after any temporary absence. A person may not establish residence for the purpose of influencing the outcome of a certain election. A person does not lose the person's residence by leaving to go to another place for temporary purposes only. A person does not acquire a residence in a place to which the person has come for temporary purposes only and without the intention of making that place the person's home. A person may not establish a residence at any place the person has not inhabited. A person may not designate a previous residence as a home and fixed place of habitation unless the person inhabits the place at the time of designation and intends to remain.
Election Code 1.015
For purposes of satisfying the continuous residency requirement, a person who claims an intent to return to a residence after a temporary absence may establish that intent only in accordance with Election Code 141.001(a-1), which does not apply to a person displaced from the person's residence due to a declared local, state, or national disaster.
Election Code 141.001(a-1)–(a-2)
A person is ineligible to serve as a member of the board of a district if the person has been convicted of a felony or an offense under Penal Code 43.021 (solicitation of prostitution).
Education Code 11.066
Date of Next Election: November 7, 2023
First Day to File for Place on General Election Ballot: Saturday, July 22, 2023
Last Day to File for Place on General Election Ballot: Monday, August 21, 2023 at 5:00 pm
Location to File for Place on General Election Ballot:
Baird ISD Business Office
600 West 7th Street
Baird, TX 79504
Office Hours: 8:00 am to 4:00 PM, Mon - Fri
Applications must be made in person.