Board Election Information
Rains ISD General Election Information- May 1, 2021
The Rains ISD School Board of Trustees are comprised of seven members who are elected to serve a term of 4-year Biennial Terms (odd-years).
The Rains ISD School Board Trustee Election is scheduled for Saturday, May 1, 2021, for the purpose of electing three School Board Trustees to fill Place 1, 2, 3 for a term of four (4) years. To be elected, a candidate must receive a plurality of votes, therefore, the candidates receiving the most votes will win the position.
Applications to file for a Position on the Rains ISD School Board Trustee Election may be obtained at the Rains ISD Administration Office, 1759 W. US Hwy. 69, Emory, Texas 75440, or on the Texas Secretary of State website. Applications must be signed under oath before a Notary and must be received in the Administration Office between 8:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 13, through Friday, February 12, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. Candidates, are also required to appoint a campaign treasurer and file the form with Pamela Gilliard, Rains ISD Election Administrator prior to collecting or spending any funds on his/her campaign. These and other required forms may also be obtained at the RISD Administration Office or on the Texas Ethics Commission website.
The Rains ISD Administration Office serves as your filing authority and must maintain neutrality in the electoral process. Any questions on reporting procedures, contributions, or expenditures should be addressed to the Texas Ethics Commission at 1-800-325-8506 or 512-463-5800, or online. You may direct questions about election laws to the Secretary of State at 1-800-252-8683 or 512-463-5650, or go online.
Candidate’s Guide to Primary and General Elections
The Texas Election Code designated the Secretary of State as the chief election officer of the State of Texas. In order to provide information on the electoral process to all Texans, his office has prepared this guide in the expectation that increased information will result in increased participation. Click here for more information.
Board Members Eligibility/Qualifications
IMPORTANT DATES- May 2021 Board of Trustee Election: Places 1, 2, and 3
The first day to file for a place on the ballot: January 13, 2021
Last day to file for a place on the ballot: February 12, 2021, *Must be received by 5:00 p.m.
Last day to register to vote: April 1, 2021
Early voting begins by personal appearance/ Last day to apply for a ballot by mail (received not postmarked): Monday, April 19, 2021
Last day of early voting by personal appearance: Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Early Voting Dates/Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 am-4 pm, April 19 thru April 27, 2021
Early Voting Extended Dates/Hours: Tuesday, April 19, 2021, & Tuesday, April 27, 2021, 7 am-7 pm
Election Day-Last day to receive ballot by mail: May 1, 2021
Polling Location: 1759 W US HWY 69, Emory, Texas 75440
Candidates Who Will Appear On The Ballot
Names are in the order in which candidates have filed. Candidate names link to their applications for places on the ballot. View the filing period notice for times and dates the filing window is open. This section was last updated at 3:21 p.m., February 12, 2021.
Trustee, Place 1
Trustee, Place 2
Trustee, Place 3
2021 Trustee Election Documents (Links are active when documents are posted)
Results were canvassed on May 10, 2021, at the Regular Board Meeting.
This drawing determines the order in which names will appear on the ballot.
Drawing Results for Places 2 and 3-(Drawing was held on 2/22/2021 @ 10:00 a.m.)
This document provides the time window in which a person interested in running for the school board must file an application for a place on the ballot. This document provides the time window in which a person interested in running for the school board must file an application for a place on the ballot.
This is the legal document formally calling for the Board of Trustee May 2021 election.
This packet provides information and necessary filing forms for people who are interested in running for a position on the school board. Applications for a place on the ballot should not be dated and cannot be accepted prior to the opening of the filing period or after the statutory deadline.
This Notice is posted in compliance with Section 63.0013 of the Texas Election Code.
Rains ISD has entered into a joint election agreement with the City of Emory because it will benefit the voters to be served by a common polling location and to meet school district election requirements in the Texas Education Code.
Any questions pertaining to elections may be addressed to Pamela Gilliard, Executive Assistant to Superintendent/Board at 903-473-2222, ext. 4112 or by email email@example.com.