Hays CISD School Board Elections
Welcome to the Hays CISD School Board elections main page. This page provides general information about the elections of the members of the Hays CISD Board of Trustees. For information about specific election years, please view the individual page associated with that year by using the "Election by Years" navigation menu below.
General Election Information
General Information About Board Elections
The Hays CISD Board of Trustees is composed of seven members. Five trustees are elected from single-member-districts and two are elected at-large. Trustees are elected to serve three-year terms.
Upcoming Election Dates
School Board elections occur every year on the first Saturday in May (the May uniform election date in Texas). Positions that are up for election are staggered on a three, two, two cycle.
Requirements for School Board Candidacy
To participate in School Board elections, you must be a registered voter and meet certain residency requirements. Board Policy BBA (Legal), details the requirements to be a candidate for school board in Hays CISD.
Filing Requirements & Deadlines
Board Policy BBBA (Legal) delineates the rules for filing for candidacy, including the statutory deadlines.
A candidate application for a place on the ballot must:
- Be in writing;
- Be signed and sworn to before a person authorized to administer an oath in this state by the candidate and indicate the date that the candidate swears to the application;
- Be timely filed with the appropriate authority; and
- Include all statutorily required information.
An application for a place on the ballot may not be filed earlier than the 30th day before the date of the filing deadline. An application must be filed not later than 5:00 p.m. of the 78th day before the date of the election for an election to be held on a uniform election date.
As a convenience for candidates, Hays CISD prepares a candidate information packet with sample filing paperwork in advance of each election. That material is available on the website prior to the opening of the filing period for each election cycle.
To help reduce the cost of elections for taxpayers and to provide added convenience, Hays CISD conducts its elections jointly with other entities holding elections in May. The district contracts with the office of the Hays County Elections Administrator to help with operating polling locations and to ensure each election is conducted properly.
High School Voter Registration
Did you know that the Texas Election Code (Sec. 13.046) automatically makes high school principals deputy voter registrars? That means high school students and employees can register to vote right at their campus.
Twice a year, during the year students turn 18, the high schools distribute voter registration cards. This usually occurs during government class since most seniors take this course the year they turn 18. Additionally, voter registration cards are available any time in the high school principal's office.
Once the forms are completed, high school students and campus employees can either mail their registration forms or take them in person to the elections administrator in the county in which they live, or they can turn them in to the principal who will ensure delivery to the proper place.
You are eligible to register to vote if:
- You are a United States citizen;
- You are a resident of the county where you submit the application;
- You are at least 17 years and 10 months old, and you are 18 years of age on
- You are not a convicted felon (you may be eligible to vote if you have completed your sentence, probation, and parole); and
- You have not been declared by a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be either totally mentally incapacitated or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote.
Learn more about registering and voting at: www.votetexas.gov