School Board Elections

Internet Posting Requirements

Devine ISD holds school board elections every year on the May uniform election date which is the first Saturday in May.  The next election will be held on May 3, 2025.  Elections are generally held jointly with the City of Devine at City Hall unless the City cancels its election in which case Medina County will conduct our election at the County Annex Building or the Community Center. 

Anyone wishing to run for school board may submit their application for a place on the ballot at the Devine ISD Administration Building at 605 W. Hondo Ave.  The first day to file an application for a place on the ballot is the 30th day before the filing deadline which will be January 15, 2025.  The filing deadline is 5 p.m. on the 78th day before election day which will be February 14, 2025.  The deadline to file a declaration of write-in candidacy is 5 p.m. on the 74th day before election day which will be February 18, 2025.

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 dated; 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.

(Texas Election Code section 141.0031 on application requirements)

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 of 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 a candidate's application 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.

(Texas Election Code section 141.001 on eligibility requirements)

The Texas Education Code imposes additional requirements:

A candidate packet which includes information and forms will be available for pickup at the Central Office prior to the first day to file for a place on the ballot.  Forms may also be found at the Elections Division of the Secretary of State website.




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