The first day to file for an application for a place on the ballot is the 30th day before the deadline, which falls on January 13, 2021.
The 78th day before the date of the election is the deadline to file an application for a place on the ballot, which is February 12, 2021, at 5 pm.
Form, Content, and Procedure for filing for candidacy:
An application for a place on the ballot must be in writing; signed, sworn by the candidate before a person authorized to administer an oath; and dated; timely filed with the district's filing authority (Rhonda Harrison, Assistant to the Krum ISD Superintendent); and contain specified information about the candidate:
- The candidate's name, date of birth, and occupation
- The candidate's residence address or the address at which the candidate receives mail with a description of the location of the candidate's residence
- The candidate's length of continuous residence in Texas and in the district as of the date the candidate swears to the application
- If available, a public mailing address and email address at which the candidate receives correspondence relating to the campaign
- The office sought, including any place or other distinguishing number and an indication of whether the office sought is for a full or unexpired term
- A statement that the candidate is a U.S. citizen, has not been determined by a court to be mentally incapacitated, has not been convicted of a felony, is aware of the nepotism law, and swears an oath to support and defend the U.S and Texas Constitutions and laws.
An individual is eligible to be a candidate for, or elected or appointed to, a Texas school board if the individual:
- Is a U.S. citizen
- 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
- 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 the vote
- Has not been finally convicted of a felony
- 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:
- For an independent candidate, the date of the regular filing deadline for a candidate's application for a place on the ballot
- For a write-in candidate, the date of the election at which the candidate's name is written in; or
- For an appointee to an office, the date at which the appointment is made
- Is registered to vote in the territory from which the office is elected on the date described above; and
- Satisfies any other eligibility requirements prescribed by law for the office.
The Texas Education Code imposes additional requirements:
- To be elected to the school bard, an individual must be a qualified voted; 18 years of age or older, a U.S. 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.
- A person is ineligible to serve on a school board if the person has been convicted of a felony or an offense under Texas Penal Code Section 43.02(b) regarding prostitution
Additional election resources:
- Texas Election Code sections 141.001 (eligibility requirements) and 141.0031 (application requirements
- Resources on the Elections Division website, including Terms, Qualifications, and Vacancies; VR for Candidates (HB 484) FAQ, Candidacy for Local Political Subdivisions; and Running for Local Offices