2011-2012 Meeting Dates
June 20, 2011
July 18, 2011
August 15, 2011
September 19, 2011
October 17, 2011
November 21, 2011
December 19, 2011
January 17, 2012**
February 21, 2012**
March 19, 2012
April 16, 2012
May 21, 2012
All Board Meetings are held in the GISD Administration Building Board Room
Board of Trustees :: Election Procedures
The Board of Trustees is comprised of community
members who are elected to serve three year terms. Board
members are elected at large for specific places on the Board.
Each May two places are open for election.
Requirements for Candidacy
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
Candidate Application Forms & Reports
Beginning Monday, February
2011, candidates may pick up a packet
or request one be mailed to them from the GISD Administration
Building at 603 Lakeway Drive (943-5000). The packet contains
instructions, an application, and forms required for the election.
The application, forms, and instructions are also available online
from the Secretary
of State and State
Ethics Commission websites.
Campaign Contributions & Expenditures
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.
Notice of Drawing for Place on the Ballot
Notice of Drawing for May 2011
On a designated date, 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 candidates' name will
appear on the ballot precisely as the candidate indicated in the
appropriate space on the application for a place on the ballot.
Polling Locations & Election Results
For early voting locations and election day
polling sites, please visit the
elections web page.
Should a single candidate for any place receive
more votes than any other candidates for the same place, that
candidate shall be declared the winner and will file certain sworn
statements with the Secretary of State declaring the ethical conduct
of the election. The successful candidate shall be duly
sworn and seated on the Board of Trustees at the next regular
meeting following the official canvass.
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 943-5015.