Form, Content, and Procedure: An application for a place on the ballot must be in writing; signed, sworn to by the candidate before a person authorized to administer an oath, and dated; timely filed with the district’s filing authority (often the superintendent’s secretary or another designated district employee); and include specified information about the candidate:
- the candidate’s name, date of birth, and occupation;
- the candidate’s residence address or the address at which the candidate receives mail with a description of the location of the candidate’s residence;
- the candidate’s length of continuous residence in Texas and in the district (and single member district, if applicable) as of the date the candidate swears to the application; if available, a public mailing address and email address at which the candidate receives correspondence relating to the candidate’s campaign;
- the office sought, including any place or other distinguishing number and an indication of whether the office sought is for a full or unexpired term;
- an indication that the candidate has either not been finally convicted of a felony or if so, has been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disabilities;
- statements that the candidate is a U.S. citizen; has not been determined by a court to be mentally incapacitated; is aware of the nepotism law; and swears an oath to support and defend the U.S. and Texas Constitutions and laws.