May 2024 DeSoto ISD School Board Election: Candidate Filing Period Open Through Feb. 16

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DeSoto Independent School District Board of Trustees candidate filing and voting dates have been set for the 2024 Board of Trustees election scheduled for May 4, 2024.<

The candidate filing period is open now through Friday, February 16, 2024.

The DeSoto ISD School Board is composed of seven trustees. As provided in DeISD Policy BBB (Local), trustees serve three-year terms and are elected by position with terms staggering a three-year cycle.

Places 6 and 7 are scheduled for election this year. Trustee candidate eligibility is defined in PolicyBBB (Local).

Candidate Eligibility for Public Office (141.001, TEC) includes the following requirements:

  • US Citizen
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Resided continuously in the state for 12 months before the filing deadline
  • Resided continuously in the school district for 6 months before the filing deadline
  • Must be a registered voter in the territory elected from before the filing deadline
  • No final felony conviction
  •  No final judgment indicating: Totally mentally incapacitated or Partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote

Important dates related to the 2024 DeSoto ISD School Board election include the following:

  • January 1, 2024      First day to apply for a ballot by mail using Application for a Ballot   by Mail (ABBM) or Federal Post Card Application (FPCA)
  • January 5, 2024: First day to pick up the DeSoto ISD Candidate Handbook at the DeSoto ISD Administration Building
  • January 17, 2024:  First day to File for a Place on the Ballot.
  • February 16, 2024: Last day to File for a Place on the Ballot for the general election
  • April 4, 2024:  Last day to Register to Vote for the May 6, 2023 general election
  • April 22, 2024: First day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance
  • April 23, 2024: Last day to Apply for Ballot by Mail (Received, not Postmarked)
  • April 30, 2024: Last day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance
  • May 4, 2024: Election Day

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About DeSoto Independent School District 

DeSoto ISD is a public independent school district serving more than 5,400 students and 800 employees. The district comprises 10 campuses serving students from early childhood through graduation. DeSoto ISD’s mission is to ensure students, without exception, learn and grow at their highest level. The District’s 2021 Be The Future Strategic Plan focuses on equity, access, and excellence to provide a holistic and well-rounded educational experience to students and families in DeSoto, Glenn Heights, and Ovilla.

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