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ELIGIBILITY


To be eligible to be a candidate for, or elected or appointed to, the office of school board Trustee, a person must:

  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:
    1. Totally mentally incapacitated and the person's mental capacity has not subsequently been completely restored by a final judgment of a court exercising probate jurisdiction;
    2. or
    3. Partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote and the person's guardianship has not been modified to include the right to vote or the person's mental capacity has not been completely restored by a subsequent final judgment of a court exercising probate jurisdiction.
  4. Have not been finally convicted of a felony from which the person has not been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disabilities. Atty. Gen. Op. LO 96-114 (1996)
  5. Be a resident of Texas and the territory from which the office is elected for the period of time described at CANDIDATE'S RESIDENCY TERM, below.
Tex. Const. Art. XVI, Sec. 14

Election Code 1.020; 141.001(a); Brown v. Patterson, 609 S.W.2d 287 (Tex. Civ. App.-Dallas 1980, no writ)
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