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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 2020 Board Election

The Melissa Independent School District will conduct a Board of Trustee election on May 2, 2020 to elect two full-term (3 years) Board of Trustee members.

Full term places up for election are Place 1 and Place 2.

Notice of Deadline to File Applications for Place on Ballot – May 2, 2020 Board Election


The following candidates have filed to run in the May 2, 2020 general trustee election for a place on the Melissa Schools Board of Trustees.

Place 1:

  • George James, Incumbent
  • Turune Lamar Williams

Place 2:

  • Bill Gray, Incumbent

Election Calendar

January 1, 2020First day to apply for Ballot by Mail.
January 15, 2020First day for filing applications for place
on general election ballot.
February 14, 2020Last day for filing application for place
on ballot for election; must be received by 5:00 p.m.
February 18, 2020Last day for filing as write-in candidate
in election.
April 2, 2020Last day to register to vote.
April 20, 2020First day of Early Voting by personal
appearance. Last day to apply for Ballot by Mail
(received, not postmarked).
April 28, 2020Last day of Early Voting by personal
May 2, 2020Election 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 Sarah Dezern at 972-837-2411 or

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