Election Information

Update on May 2, 2020 Election
As a result of the Proclamation by Governor Greg Abbott authorizing the postponement of the May 2, 2020 election until November 3, 2020, the Board of Trustees of Clifton ISD finds:
                  That the Board so chooses to exercise this authority granted by the Governor's proclamation;
                  That the election called for May 2, 2020, for the purpose of electing three (3) School Board Trustees is postponed and will take place on November 3, 2020;
                  That the current candidate filings that were timely filed for the May 2, 2020 election will remain valid for the November 3, 2020 election date;
                  That ABBMs (Applications for Ballot By Mail) received for voters that are voting by mail due to being over the age of 65 or due to disability will still be valid for the postponed election;
                 That ABBMs for voters who submitted ABBMs based on expected absence from the county will not be valid for the postponed election;
                 That the major relevant dates for the November election are:
                        • Voter registration deadline is October 5, 2020
                       • The deadline to submit an ABBM is October 23, 2020
                       • The dates for early voting will be October 19 through October 30, 2020
 
Please see Order of Postponement and Proclamation under Election Documents below.
 
An updated Order of Election will be posted as soon as Early Voting hours are confirmed.
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Clifton ISD Board of Trustee Elections are conducted in May of each year in accordance with the Texas Secretary of State Uniform General Election Date.
 
Candidates interested in filing an application for a place on the ballot can file their application the 30th day before the filing deadline. The filing deadline for a general election is 5 p.m. on the 78th day before the election day. The deadline to file a declaration of write-in candidacy is 5 p.m. on the 74th day before the election. Deadlines for the 2021 General Election is below.
 
The filing dates for the May 1, 2021 election is Wednesday,  January 13, 2021, through Friday, February 12, 2021.
The filing date for the declaration of write-in candidacy is Tuesday, February 16, 2021.
 
Applications can be filed from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Clifton ISD Administration Office located at 1102 Key Ave, Clifton, Texas 76634.
 
Clifton ISD Board of Trustees consist of seven elected trustees. Each term is three years, and the seating is rotated each year as follows:
3 Seats -2020-2023-2026-2029
2 Seats -2021-2024-2027-2030
2 Seats -2022-2025-2028-2031
 
Election Documents Below
Helpful Texas Secretary of State Election Information Links
  • Laws and Procedures Pertaining To School Districts
  • Voter Registration Requirements for Candidates (House Bill 484) Frequently Asked Questions

  • Terms, Qualifications, and Vacancies

https://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/laws/terms.shtml

  • Candidacy Filing - Local Political Subdivisions

https://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/laws/candidacy.shtml

  • Running for a Local Office

https://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/candidates/guide/2018/local.shtml

  • Election Advisory No. 2019-19

  • Important 2020 Election Dates