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 email@example.com 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.
|Jan. 1, 2021||First day to apply for Ballot by Mail.
|Jan. 13, 2021||First day for filing applications for place on general election ballot.
|Feb. 12, 2021||Last day for filing application for place on ballot for election; must be received by 5:00 p.m.
|Feb. 16, 2021||Last day for filing as write-in candidate in election.
|Feb. 19, 2021||Last day for a candidate to withdraw.
|April 1, 2021||Last day to register to vote.
|April 19, 2021||First day of Early Voting by personal appearance. Last day to apply for Ballot by Mail (received, not postmarked).
|April 27, 2021||Last day of Early Voting by personal appearance.
|May 1, 2021||Election Day - Last day to receive ballot by mail.
Collin County voters may vote at any polling place contracted by the Collin County Elections Administration. See the links below for more information.
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 www.ethics.state.tx.us.
- Information regarding elections can be found on the Secretary of State’s website at www.sos.state.tx.us.
- For local assistance, please contact Brittney at 972-837-2411 or firstname.lastname@example.org.