Elections

State and federal law govern the process for electing the over 7,000 school board members who serve in Texas' local school districts.  The following are resources related to candidates and campaigning; conducting elections; and post-election procedures.

Campaigning and Political Advocacy
Election Procedures
Post-Election Resources

Campaigning and Political Advocacy   

Related Policies

Your local school board policy manual contains TASB's (LEGAL) reference policies and board-adopted (LOCAL) policies.  Your district may also have relevant administrative regulations.  For more information on campaigns and candidates, see your district policy manual at the following codes:

 

BBA Eligibility and Qualifications
BBBA Reporting Campaign Funds
BBBB Election Ethics

 

TASB Resources

Other Resources

Election Procedures   

Related Policies

For more information on election procedures, see your district policy manual at the following code:

 

BBB Elections

 

TASB Resources

Other Resources

  • The Texas Secretary of State Elections Division School District Elections Website provides a wealth of information, including election procedures, election calendars, joint election requirements, voter accessibility requirements, and Elections Division advisories and memos.
  • The U.S. Department of Justice Voting Section Website provides guidelines for submission of certain procedural changes for federal review prior to conducting an election.

 

Post-Election Resources   

Related Policies

For more information on post-elections resources, see your district policy manual at the following code:

 

BBB Elections

 

TASB Resources

  • TASB Legal Services' After the Election explains what to do immediately following the board election, including canvassing votes and reorganization.
  • TASB Leadership Team Services offers helpful guidance on what to do after an election, including electing board officers, bringing new members on board, and training.

Other Resources

  • The Texas Secretary of State Elections Division School District Elections Website provides a wealth of information, including election procedures, election calendars, joint election requirements, voter accessibility requirements, and Elections Division advisories and memos.