Elections

  • The Bastrop ISD Communications Office oversees elections concerning school board members, bonds, tax rates and other measures that fall under the District's jurisdiction, in cooperation and/or contract with the Bastrop County Elections Office. Important documents related to school board candidacy and elections are located at the bottom of this page. If you have any questions related to school board candidacy or other elections, you may visit the Bastrop ISD district office at 906 Farm Street in Bastrop, TX, call the Communications Office at (512) 772-7173, or email news@bisdtx.org.

    Upcoming Election Information

    The Bastrop ISD Board of Trustees is composed of seven members, each elected at-large. School Board elections occur every year on the first Saturday in May (the May uniform election date in Texas). Sample Ballots are available at the Bastrop County Elections website at https://www.bastropvotes.org/election-information-2/sample-ballots/

    Places 1 and 2 expire in 2021, 2024 and 2027 and in three-year intervals thereafter

    Places 3 and 4 expire in 2020, 2023 and 2026 and in three-year intervals thereafter

    Places 5, 6 and 7 expire in 2022, 2025 and 2028 and in three-year intervals thereafter

    Requirements for School Board Candidacy

    To participate in School Board elections, you must be a registered voter and meet certain residency requirements. Board Policy BBA (Legal) details the requirements to be a candidate for school board in Bastrop ISD.

     

    Important Dates for the May 4, 2024 Election

    Notice of Deadline to File an Application for Place on the Ballot for the May 4, 2024 Election

    Application for a Place on the Ballot for General Election

     

    Appointment of a Campaign Treasurer - Fillable PDF

    Appointment of a Campaign Treasurer - Instructions

    Campaign Finance Report - Fillable PDF

    Campaign Finance Report - Instructions

    Code of Fair Campaign Practices

     

    Prohibition Against Using Political Subdivision Resources

    Political Advertising- What you need to know

     

    Filing Requirements and Deadlines

    Board Policy BBBA (Legal) delineates the rules for filing for candidacy, including the statutory deadlines. A candidate application for a place on the ballot must:

    • Be in writing;
    • 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;
    • Be timely filed with the appropriate authority; and
    • Include all statutorily required information.

    An application for a place on the ballot may not be filed earlier than the 30th day before the date of the filing deadline. An application must be filed not later than 5:00 p.m. of the 78th day before the date of the election for an election to be held on a uniform election date.

    As a convenience for candidates, Bastrop ISD prepares a candidate information packet with sample filing paperwork in advance of each election. That material is available on the website prior to the opening of the filing period for each election cycle. 

     

    Joint Elections

    To help reduce the cost of elections for taxpayers and to provide added convenience, Bastrop ISD conducts its elections jointly with other entities holding elections in May. The district contracts with the office of the Bastrop County Elections Administrator to help with operating polling locations and to ensure each election is conducted properly.