The 2016 candidate filing packet is available for download here or by selecting 'Documents' from the main menu, the Candidate Filing Packet is located in the 'Misc' folder.
The Candidate Filing Packet contains numerous forms and information either required of you or provided for your assistance as a candidate in the May 7, 2016, General Election. The District General Election for the purpose of electing board members will be held on May 7, 2016. Board members will be elected by majority vote. Included in your packet is an Application for a Place on the District General Election Ballot. The loyalty oath is included on this form along with the statement in regard to nepotism laws. This Application is to be filed at the District’s office no later than 5:00 p.m., Friday, February 19, 2016. Also, a Petition is included that requires fifty (50) signatures of qualified voters of the District requesting that the person’s name be printed on the ballot. This Petition is a provision of Senate Bill 1326 which created the District. The Petition needs to be completed and returned to the District office by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 11, 2016. It is the duty of the candidate to become familiar with the law applicable to campaigning for office. The duty of the District is limited to accepting and filing the various applications, affidavits, and statements, noting the date and time of filing theron. The District cannot be expected to judge or comment upon the timeliness or sufficiency of reports filed. These documents are public records and open for public inspection. If you have any questions dealing with the election, it is imperative to call the Office of the Secretary of State, Election Division, 1-800-252-VOTE (8683) or on the Secretary of State’s website located at: www.sos.state.tx.us.