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Notice of Application Period for Place on the Livingston ISD Board of Trustee Ballot

By Authority of Section 141.040 of the Texas Election Code, Notice is hereby given to Candidates and the Public of the deadline and location to file for a place on the ballot of the Livingston Independent School District Board of Trustees Election, to be held Tuesday, November 3, 2020.

Applications for a place on the ballot may be obtained from the Livingston Independent School District Administration Office, located at 1412 South Houston beginning Monday, July 20, 2020 through July 31, 2020, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and August 3, 2020 through August 14, 2020 from 7:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. and August 17, 2020 from 7:15 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

 

Candidate Requirements
Form, Content, and Procedure: An application for a place on the ballot must be in writing; signed, sworn to by the candidate before a person authorized to administer an oath, and dates; timely filed with the district’s filing authority; 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 (and single-member district, if applicable) 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 candidate’s 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;
- statements 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.

 

Eligibility: An individual is eligible to be a candidate for, or elected or appointed to, a Texas school board if the individual;
- is a United States 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 to 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 candidates applying 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 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.

Tex. Elec. Code § 141.001; Tex. Educ. Code § 11.066

The Texas Education Code imposes additional requirements:
- To be elected to a school board, an individual must be a qualified voter: 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. Tex. Educ. Code § 11.061; Tex. Elec. Code § 11.022.
- 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 43.04(b) regarding prostitution. Tex. Educ. Code § 11.066.