Board of Trustees Election Information
To vote in the May election, voters must register by April 4, 2019. Contact the Ellis County Registration office at 972.923.5195. A voter registration application may be completed online then must be mailed to the Ellis County Voter Registration Office.
The WISD Board of Trustees general election is scheduled for Saturday, May 4, 2019. Early Voting will take place Monday, April 22 - Friday, April 26 from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the WISD Administration building located at 411 N. Gibson, the Ellis County Elections Office located at 204 E. Jefferson St. in Waxahachie, and other sites as designated by the county. On Monday, April 29 - Tuesday, April 30, voting hours will be extended from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Election day voting will be held on Saturday, May 4 from 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. at Marvin Elementary located at 110 Brown Street, the Ellis County Elections Office, and other sites as designated by the county. See below for a complete list of Early Voting and Election Day polling locations.
To be eligible to be a candidate a person must be all of the following:
•A U.S. citizen
•18 years or older at the start date of the term of service
•A resident of the district for six months before the filing deadline
•A resident of the state for 12 months before the filing deadline
•A qualified voter (NOTE: It is not a requirement that a candidate is registered to vote at the time the candidate files for a place on the ballot. The person must be a qualified voter to be selected.)
Applications are now available for those interested in filing for a place on the Waxahachie Independent School District Board of Trustees. Applications are available at the WISD Administration Building located at 411 N. Gibson Street. The deadline to file an application is February 15, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. Two positions are currently up for election.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is a candidate allowed to place flyers on cars that are parked on school property?
No. The district maintains the practice of not allowing flyers for any reason so as to prohibit littering on school property.
Is a candidate allowed to campaign on a Public Street that is located in front of a school and hand out flyers?
Yes, as long as the street is a public street, not on school property, and the area is not being congested and causing parents to be unable to drop off their children. If street congestion were to occur, this would then become an issue for the City of Waxahachie.
How far away must a candidate be from the Election Polling location?
Each early voting and election day polling place must be organized with 100-foot distance markers posted at surrounding outside entries to the building. During the voting period and inside this protected area, it is prohibited to electioneer, including expressing a preference for or against any candidate, measure, or political party; per Sections 61.003 and 85.036 of the Code, a violation of this provision is a Class C misdemeanor. Id. §§ 61.003, 85.036. It is also prohibited to use a sound amplification device to electioneer within 1,000 feet of the early voting or election day polling place; per Section 61.004 of the Code, a violation of this provision is a Class C misdemeanor. Id. § 61.004. (Applicable to early voting under Section 81.002 of the Code.) Id. § 81.002.
Please note that the early voting clerk and the presiding judge of each polling place, as appropriate, have the authority of a district judge while serving in that capacity. Id. § 32.075(c). (Applicable to early voting under Section 81.002 of the Code.) Id. § 81.002. This authority enables the early voting clerk or the presiding judge, as appropriate, to use his or her discretion to ensure the safety and efficiency of the early voting and election day polling place and the surrounding 100-foot area. However, Section 32.075(e) of the Code specifically states that a presiding judge may not enforce electioneering provisions outside of the 100-foot distance markers. Id. § 32.075(e). (Applicable to the early voting clerk under Section 81.002 of the Code.) Id. § 81.002.
Who do I contact to report Unfair Campaign Tactics?
Contact the Texas Ethics Commission.
For more information on the 2019 election, please contact Waxahachie ISD at 972.923.4631.