Both the Farmersville Independent School District and Farmersville City Council will hold a May 1 election, according to their current schedules. No candidates have filed.
The board of trustees is comprised of seven places, four of which are up for election in a few months. Each term is four years.
Places 1, 2, 3 and 4 are currently open for filing applications and have a Feb. 12 deadline for those interested.
As of this past Tuesday, no one has filed for any of these seats.
Place 1 is currently held by Paul Kelly, the board’s vice-president.
Place 2 is held by Dale Pickett, the board’s secretary.
Place 3 is held by Tony Gray, the board’s president.
Place 4 is held by David Coleman.
To be eligible to apply for one of the places a candidate must satisfy the following criteria:
1. Be a United States citizen. 2. Be 18 years of age or older on the first day of the term to be filled at the election or on the date of appointment, as applicable.
3. Have not been determined by a final judgment of a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be totally mentally incapacitated or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote.
4. Have not been finally convicted of a felony from which the person has not been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disabilities [but see ineligibility below].
5. Have resided continuously in the state for 12 months and in the territory from which the office is elected for six months immediately preceding the following date: a. For an independent candidate, the date of the regular filing deadline for a candidate’s application for a place on the ballot. b. For a write-in candidate, the date of the election at which the candidate’s name is written in. c. For an appointee to an office, the date the appointment is made.
6. Be registered to vote in the territory from which the office is elected on the date described at item 5, above.
The filing period for Farmersville city council is also underway and no candidates have filed for the three available seats.
Each term is two years.
The filing period for Place 1, 3 and 5 began on Jan. 13 and runs through Feb. 12 as well.
Place 1 is currently held by Craig Overstreet who is in his second term. He serves as treasurer for the council.
Place 3 is currently held by Jim Hemby who is in his first term.
Place 5 is currently held by Dwain Mathers who is also in his first term. He serves as mayor pro tem.
The same application criteria included previously apply to city council applicants.
The last day to register to vote for the upcoming elections is April 1.
Early voting is scheduled to begin on April 19 and end on April 27.
Election Day is May 1.
For more information about local and state elections visit votetexas.gov
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