Board Elections

The Longview ISD Board of Trustees consists of seven board members elected to serve, without compensation, for overlapping terms of three years each. Elections are conducted annually in May. 

The Longview ISD Board of Trustees consists of seven board members elected to serve, without compensation, for overlapping terms of three years each. 

Early voting by personal appearance will be conducted in the LISD
Education Support Center Boardroom at 1301 East Young Street from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. from April 19-27.

Election Day ballots must be cast at designated polling places for the district in which voters reside. Polling locations for Election Day on May 1, 2021 will be: Forest Park Middle School, 1644 N. Eastman Road (for Place 3). 

Polls for Election Day will open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. on May 1st. Click here to download the 2021 Election Order

The District Elections Coordinator/Early Voting Clerk for this election is Eriel Harris at P.O. Box 3268, Longview, TX 75606. For more information please call 903-381-2200

Important Dates

  •      Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021: first day to file an application for a Place on the General Election Ballot.
  •      Friday, Feb. 12, 2021: last day to file for an application for a Place on the General Election Ballot.
  •      Thursday, April 1, 2021: last day to register to vote, and due date of Campaign Finance Report.
  •      Monday, April 19, 2021: first day of in-person early voting.
  •      Tuesday, April 20, 2021: last day to apply for ballot by mail.
  •      Friday, April 23, 2021: due date of Campaign Finance Report.
  •      Tuesday, April 27, 2021: last day of in-person early voting.
  •      Saturday, May 1, 2021: ELECTION DAY!
     

Elections are conducted annually in May. Elections of Trustees are held annually for three-year terms in cycles keyed off the years below:

Places 1, 3, and 7: 2021, 2024, 2027 and in three-year intervals thereafter.
Places 5 and 6: 2022, 2025, 2028 and in three-year intervals thereafter.
Places 2 and 4: 2023, 2026, 2029 and in three-year intervals thereafter.
 

Filing Period

If an individual is interested in serving on the Board of Trustees, the first day to file an application for a place on the ballot in a school district’s general election is the 30th day before the filing deadline. The filing deadline for a general election is 5 p.m. on the 78th day before election day. Tex. Educ. Code § 11.055(a); Tex. Elec. Code § 144.005. The deadline to file a declaration of write-in candidacy is 5 p.m. on the 74th day before election day.

The filing period for the May 2021 election is January 13 - February 12, 2021. Candidate application packets are available in the LISD administration building.

Texas School Board Member Qualifications

To be eligible to be a candidate for, or elected or appointed to, the office of school board member, a person must:

  • Be a United States citizen.

  • 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.

  • Have 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.

  • Have not been finally convicted of a felony from which the person has not been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disabilities.

  • Have 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.

    • For an appointee to an office, the date the appointment is made.

  • Be registered to vote in the territory from which the office is elected on the date described above.

Election Code 1.020, 141.001(a); Education Code 11.066; Gov’t Code 601.009; Tex. Const. Art. XVI, Sec. 14