BBBA(LEGAL) - ELECTIONS: CONDUCTING ELECTIONS

Note: If the district is subject to a court order or other binding legal determination, the district shall conduct its elections in accordance with that court order or determination, applicable law, and this policy. To the extent of any conflict, the court order or other legal determination shall prevail. [See BBB(LOCAL)]

Notice of Polling Place

Election Order

  1. The date of the election;
  2. The offices or measures to be voted on;
  3. The early voting clerk's official mailing address;
  4. The location of the main early voting polling place;
  5. The dates and hours for early voting; and
  6. The dates and hours of any Saturday and Sunday early voting.

Failure to Order an Election

Election Notice

Contents

  1. The nature and date of the election;
  2. The location of each polling place;
  3. The hours the polls will be open;
  4. The early voting clerk's official mailing address;
  5. The location of the main early voting polling place; and
  6. The dates and hours for early voting, including the dates and hours of any Saturday and Sunday early voting.

Notice of Special Election

Publication

Posting

Note: For additional website posting requirements regarding the date and location of the next election, see CQA.

Notice to County Clerk and Voter Registrar

Notice to Election Judge

  1. The nature and date of the election;
  2. The location of the polling place for the precinct served by the judge;
  3. The hours that the polls will be open;
  4. The judge's duty to hold the election in the precinct specified by the notice; and
  5. The maximum number of clerks that the judge may appoint for the election.

Failure to Give Notice of Election

Filing Information

Notice to Candidates

Note: For additional website posting requirements regarding the requirements and deadline for filing for candidacy of board member, see CQA.

Application

  1. Be in writing;
  2. 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;
  3. Be timely filed with the appropriate authority; and
  4. Include all statutorily required information.

Deadline

Death of Candidate

  1. The authority responsible for preparing the ballots may choose to omit the candidate from the ballot; and
  2. If the authority omits the candidate's name under item 1, the filing deadline for an application for a place on the ballot for the office sought by the candidate is extended until the fifth day after the filing deadline.

Write-in Candidate

Special Election

  1. 5:00 p.m. of the 62nd day before election day if election day is on or after the 70th day after the election is ordered; or
  2. 5:00 p.m. of the 40th day before election day if election day is on or after the 46th day and before the 70th day after the date the election is ordered.

Exception

Write-in Candidate

Delivery or Submission of Documents

Election of Unopposed Candidate

Single-Member Districts

Procedure for Canceling Election

  1. The withdrawal request is valid except for the untimely filing;
  2. Ballots have not been prepared; and
  3. The other conditions for certification are met.

Ballot

Drawing

Election Services Contract

Election Judges and Clerks

Polling Places

Electioneering

Definitions

Early Voting

November Early Voting Polling Places

  1. Shall designate as an early voting polling place for the election an eligible county polling place located in the district; and
  2. May not designate as an early voting polling place a location other than an eligible county polling place unless each eligible county polling place located in the district is designated as an early voting polling place by the district.

Temporary Branch Days and Hours

  1. Eight hours each day; or
  2. Three hours each day if the city or county clerk does not serve as the early voting clerk for the territory holding the election and the territory has fewer than 1,000 registered voters.

Records

Branch Daily Register

Early Voting Rosters

  1. On the publicly accessible internet website of the district; or
  2. If the district does not maintain a website, on the bulletin board used for posting notice of board meetings.

Conducting Elections

Bilingual Materials

Spanish

Other Languages

Voting Systems

Accessible Voting Stations

Electronic Voting System Exceptions

Sonora ISD

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UPDATE 114

DATE ISSUED: 10/28/2019