To qualify as a candidate, a person must be a resident of the district and otherwise qualified to vote in the election at which he or she is a candidate.
Candidates gain a place on the ballot by the timely filing of an application for that purpose. The designated dates for the filing of an application are published prior to an election. The application is filed at the Georgetown ISD Administration Building, 603 Lakeway Drive, Georgetown, Texas, 78628 during normal office hours.
There is no filing fee and no compensation for the office of School Trustee. Candidates are designated by place on the ballot. The office sought is "School Trustee, Place ___." Any application that does not specify the Place on the Board of Trustees being sought is deemed not to be valid.
Before any campaign contributions can be accepted or any campaign expenditures made, the candidate must appoint a Campaign Treasurer and file that appointment at the same place as the application for a place on the ballot. If there is to be campaign financial activity prior to the first day to file the application for a place on the ballot, the Campaign Treasurer appointment must be filed prior to the application. A candidate may appoint him (her) self as its Campaign Treasurer. Reports on campaign contributions and expenditures are due at the intervals shown on the forms provided for reporting it. Reports are timely submitted if filed on or before the due date at the Administration Building. If the filing due date is a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, the Monday following becomes the due date. Please note the option to elect the modified method of reporting as explained on the form provided for the designation of the Campaign Treasurer.
On Monday, February 29, 2016 @ 4:00 p.m., a drawing will be conducted at the Administration Building to determine the order that names will appear on the official ballot. Candidates may directly participate or designate a proxy. The official conducting the drawing shall designate a proxy for all candidates not represented. The candidate's name will appear on the ballot precisely as the candidate indicated in the appropriate space on the application for a place on the ballot.
For early voting locations and election day polling sites, please visit the Williamson County elections web page.
Should a single candidate for any Place not receive more votes than any other candidates for the same Place, a run-off election will be conducted between the two candidates receiving the highest number of votes. The official canvass will be on the Tuesday following the run-off election.
For more information on election procedures, or to obtain a candidate packet, please contact the Superintendent's office at 512-943-5015.