Board Election Information

The Melissa Schools Board of Trustees Election Information page is provided for introductory, informational purposes only and is not intended to be fully inclusive of all state law and local policy as it pertains to eligibility and filing requirements for the office of Trustee.

While we hope you will find the information provided here useful as a general overview and starting point, please be advised that Melissa Schools encourages all potential candidates to seek independent council in regard to eligibility and filing requirements.

May 1, 2021 Board Election

The Melissa Independent School District will conduct a Board of Trustee election on May 1, 2021 to elect three full-term (3 years) Board of Trustee members. Full term places up for election are Place 3, Place 4, and Place 5.

Notice of Deadline to File an Application for Place on the Ballot

General Application Information

Individuals interested in running for the office of Trustee may obtain an application between Jan. 13 and Feb. 12, 2021 by visiting the Melissa Schools Home Office during normal business hours. The application packet will include all related information required to file. Application for a place on the ballot must be filed with the District no later than 4:30 p.m. on the deadline. See the Election Calendar below for important dates related to the election.

An appointment is not required in order to pick up and/or submit an application, but can be arranged. To schedule an appointment, please contact Brittney Scanland at or 972-837-2411.

Place to File:
Melissa Schools Home Office
1904 Cooper Street
Melissa, TX 75454

Business Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Please Note: Face coverings are required in all Melissa ISD facilities.

Election Calendar

Jan. 1, 2021First day to apply for Ballot by Mail.
Jan. 13, 2021First day for filing applications for place on general election ballot.
Feb. 12, 2021Last day for filing application for place on ballot for election; must be received by 5:00 p.m.
Feb. 16, 2021Last day for filing as write-in candidate in election.
Feb. 19, 2021Last day for a candidate to withdraw.
April 1, 2021Last day to register to vote.
April 19, 2021First day of Early Voting by personal appearance. Last day to apply for Ballot by Mail (received, not postmarked).
April 27, 2021Last day of Early Voting by personal appearance.
May 1, 2021Election Day - Last day to receive ballot by mail.

Voting Information

Collin County voters may vote at any polling place contracted by the Collin County Elections Administration. See the links below for more information.

Voter Registration

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Board of Trustee Election?

The Melissa Schools Board of Trustees consists of seven members serving terms of three years, with an election held annually. One-third of the terms, or as close to one-third as possible, expires each year. The body of state and local policy that pertains most directly to the Board of Trustees consists of 24 sections. For complete access to those governing policies, please click here.

Who is eligible for candidacy?

To be eligible for candidacy for the office of Trustee, elected or appointed, an individual must:

  • Be a United States citizen;
  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Have not been determined to be totally or partially mentally incapacitated;
  • Have not been convicted of a felony; and
  • Meet state and local residency requirements outlined in state and local policy.
  • Be registered to vote.

For complete access to the state and local policies that govern eligibility, please click here.

Where can I find additional election information and resources?

  • For answers to questions on financial reporting or ethics, you may contact the Texas Ethics Commission at 1-800-325-8506 or visit their website at
  • Information regarding elections can be found on the Secretary of State’s website at
  • For local assistance, please contact Brittney at 972-837-2411 or
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