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FISD 2017 Trustee Election

Dear Fayetteville ISD Board of Trustee Applicant,

Thank you for your consideration in becoming a part of the Fayetteville ISD Board of Trustees. Enclosed you will find a candidate’s application packet. Please fill out the application and sign in the presence of a notary and return to Fayetteville ISD. The last day to file an application for the election is February 17, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

In the upcoming May 6, 2017 election there will be three places open for the election. Please indicate Place 1, Place 4, or Place 5 when filling out your application. Also, you may act as your own treasurer and put your personal information on the treasurer form.

 Who is eligible to serve as a school board member?

There are a number of requirements to be eligible for election, a local school board candidate must be:

(1) Be a United States citizen;

(2) Be 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;

(3) Have not been determined by a final judgment of a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be:

(A) totally mentally incapacitated; or

(B) partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote;

(4) Have not been finally convicted of a felony from which the person has not been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disabilities;

(5) A qualified/registered voter.

(6) A resident of the state for 12 months before the deadline.

(7) A resident of the district he or she desires to represent for six months before the filing deadline.

 Applicants can find answers to most of their questions either in the instructions to the forms or in the applicable Ethics Commission campaign finance guide. For further information, applicants may call the Ethics Commission at 1-800-325-8506 or www.ethics.state.tx.us.

Positions up for Election:

Place 1:            Lisa Simpson

Place 4:            Kayla Kaspar

Place 5:            Colby Havel

Important dates to remember:

January 18, 2017         First day to file an application for a place on the ballot

February 17, 2017       Deadline to file application for a place on the ballot (5:00 pm)

February 21, 2017       Deadline for write-in candidates to file (5:00 pm)

February 24, 2017       Last day for a candidate to withdraw

April 6, 2017               Last day to register to vote

April 24, 2017             First day to vote early in person

May 2, 2017                Last day to vote early by personal appearance

May 6, 2017                Election Day

May 9, 2017                First day to conduct official canvass

May 17, 2017              Last day to conduct canvass