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Filing Period Opens Wednesday For May City, School Elections

The filing period for candidates seeking area city and school positions in May elections began Wednesday, January 13, and continue through Friday, February 12.

After the filing period ends, any cities or school districts requiring elections to fill seats will hold them Saturday, May 1.

The City of Hillsboro will accept applications for the position of mayor and places one, three and five on the council. The seats are currently held by Mayor Andrew Smith and council members Eric Fleming, Dana Robinson and Leann Richmond, who was recently appointed to the council.

The City of Hillsboro elects council members by precinct/places. The city is divided into five precincts/places and candidates must live in the precincts they serve. They are designated council member places one through five.

The mayor and place six on the council are elected at-large, which allows every registered voter to cast a vote for those positions.

The mayor and places one, three and five are elected in odd-numbered years, and places two, four and six are elected in even-numbered years.

All positions serve two-year terms, and there are no term limits. Information on qualifications for candidates and applications are available by contacting City Secretary Karen Warren at 214 East Elm Street, by calling 254-582-3271 or by emailing [email protected]

The City Council will officially call for the election at the regular City Council meeting set for Tuesday, February 2.


Hillsboro Independent School District (ISD) will have two seats available on its Board of Trustees. The school board spots currently held by Dr. Chris Teague (at large) and Amanda Scarborough (District 1) will be expiring. Those interested can apply at the Hillsboro ISD Administration Building, located at 121 East Franklin Street in Hillsboro, or call 254-582-8585 for more information.


The City of Whitney will have the mayor's position and two council seats available. They are currently held by Mayor Trey Jetton and council members Brian Burkhart and Robin Sliva. Anyone interested in filing for one of the two-year terms may do so at Whitney City Hall, located at 115 West Jefferson Avenue in Whitney, or call 254-694-2261.


Whitney ISD will have three school board positions open, with the three-year terms of Jill Hall, Annette Ayers and Jason Sneed expiring. Those interested can file at the Whitney ISD Administration Building, located at 305 South San Jacinto Street, or call 254-694-2254 for more information.

The City of Blum has announced that it will have three council seats and the mayor's position on the ballot. The two-year terms of Mayor Chryle Hackler and council members Brandon Munn, Roy Hackler and Jack Williams will be expiring. For information about filing, call Blum City Hall at 254-874-5772.


Blum ISD has two three-year terms available. They are currently held by Joe Maxwell and Jonathan Arrington. The school is located at 310 South Avenue F, or call 254-874-5231 ext. 603.


Abbott ISD will have the three-year school board terms currently held by Craig Sustala and Tiffany Stalker available in May. Filing will be at Abbott ISD, located at 219 South First Street, or call 254-582-3011.

Bynum ISD has two three-year terms currently held by Robert Hopson and Kenneth Brown available. The school is located at 704 Toliver, or call 254-531-2341.


Mount Calm ISD will have three board positions available for three-year terms. The seats are currently held by Keith McCaghren, Brian Dunlap and Janice Andrews. The school is located at 200 North Coates, or call 254-993-2611.


Covington ISD has three seats available on the school board. They are three-year terms currently held by Shane Johnson, Dusty McLain and Kevin Ray. The school is located at 501 North Main Street, or call 254-854-2215.


Malone ISD has two seats available on its Board of Trustees, with the three-year terms of Enereo Pineda and Jamie Stephens expiring. The school is located at 202 West Hackberry Street, or call 254-533-2321.


Milford ISD will fill three, three-year school board seats. Currently serving in those positions are Carlos Phoenix, Karen Powell and Gary Wimbish. The school is located at 205 Third Avenue, or call 972-493-2911 for more information.


Any additional openings will be announced as cities and school districts release information.

Requirements For School Candidates

To be elected to a school board, an individual must be: a qualified voter, 18 years of age or older, a United States citizen, a Texas resident, a registered voter, not determined to be totally or partially mentally incapacitated by an appropriate court, and not finally convicted of a felony.


Requirements For City Candidates

General qualifications to serve in an elected city position include: must be 21 years of age or older at the beginning of the term; must be a registered voter of the city; must have lived in the city for the previous 12 months; must not owe back taxes or liabilities to the city; must not be an employee of the city.


March 1, 2022 General Election Candidates


Governor Candidates


Lieutenant Governor


US Representative Dist 25


Texas House Dist 8


Attorney General

Joe Jaworski


State Comptroller


Railroad Commissioner


Land Commissioner


Agriculture Commissioner



Justice, Supreme Court, Place 5


Justice, Supreme Court, Place 9


Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 2


Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 5


Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 6


County Judge


Judge County Court at Law


District Clerk


County Clerk


County Treasurer


County Surveyor


County Commissioner Pct. 2


County Commissioner Pct. 4


Justice of Peace Pct. 1,2,3,4




 2021 Elections Local Political Subdivisions. 

Saturday, May 1, 2021 (election day


 First Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail

Tuesday, January 1, 2021


First Day to File for Place on General Election Ballot (for local political subdivisions) 

Wednesday, January 13, 2021


Last Day to File for Place on General Election Ballot (for local political subdivisions)

Friday, February 12, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.


Last Day to Register to Vote

(for local political subdivisions)

Thursday, April 1, 2021


First Day of Early Voting By Personal Appearance

Monday, April 19, 2021


Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail (Received, not Postmarked)

Tuesday, April 20, 2021


Last Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance

Tuesday, April 27, 2021


Last day to Receive Ballot by Mail


Saturday, May 1, 2021 (election day) at 7:00

p.m. (unless a late-arriving deadline applies)







November 2, 2021 - Uniform Election Date

  

Deadline to post notice of candidate filing deadline

Thursday, June 17, 2021 for local political

subdivisions that have a first day to file for

their candidates1


First Day to File for Place on General Election Ballot (for local political subdivisions ONLY)1


Saturday, July 17, 2021 (“first day” does not move; office hours not required)


Last Day to Order General Election or Election on a Measure

Monday, August 16, 2021


Last Day to File for Place on General Election Ballot (for local political subdivisions ONLY) 2

Monday, August 16, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

See note below relating to four-year terms 3


Last Day to Register to Vote Monday, October 4, 2021


First Day of Early Voting Monday, October 18, 2021  


Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail (Received, not Postmarked)

Friday, October 22, 2021


Last Day of Early Voting Friday, October 29, 2021


Last day to Receive Ballot by Mail Tuesday, November 2, 2021 (election day) at 7:00 p.m. (unless a late-arriving deadline applies)


Tuesday, November 2, 2021 (election day)


2022 Elections Calendar

Important 2022 Election Dates

March 1, 2022 - Primary Election

These dates are subject to changes from the 2021 legislative session.

Deadline to post candidate requirements1 Form 1-15 (PDF) Monday, March 1, 2021

First day to file for a place on the Primary ballot for precinct chair candidates. Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Filing deadline for candidates; filing deadline for independent candidates to file declaration of intent. Monday, December 13, 2021 at 6:00 PM

First day to apply for a ballot by mail using Application for a Ballot by Mail (ABBM) or Federal Postcard Application (FPCA). Wednesday, January 1, 2022*

*First day to file does not move because of New Year’s Day holiday. An “Annual ABBM” or FPCA for a January or February 2022 election may be filed earlier, but not earlier than the 60th day before the date of the January or February election.

Last Day to Register to Vote Monday, January 31, 2022

First Day of Early Voting Monday, February 14, 2022

Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail

(Received, not Postmarked) Friday, February 18, 2022

Last Day of Early Voting Friday, February 25, 2022

Last day to Receive Ballot by Mail Tuesday, March 1, 2022 (Election Day) at 7:00 p.m. if carrier envelope is not postmarked, OR Thursday, March 3, 2022 (next business day* after Election Day) at 5:00 p.m. if carrier envelope is postmarked by 7:00 p.m. at the location of the election on Election Day (unless overseas or military voter deadlines apply)

*First business day after Texas Independence Day

Saturday, May 7, 2022 - Uniform Election Date (Limited)

Authority Conduction Elections Local Political Subdivisions

(County-ordered elections may not be held on this date. County Election Official may, but is not required to, contract to provide election services to political subdivisions holding elections on this date.)

Deadline to post candidate requirements 1Form 1-15 (PDF) Friday, May 7, 2021

Deadline to Post Notice of Candidate Filing Deadline (Local Political Subdivisions Only)1 Monday, December 20, 2021 for local political subdivisions that have a first day to file for their candidates1

First Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail Wednesday, January 1, 2022*

*First day to file does not move because of New Year’s Day holiday. An “Annual ABBM” or FPCA for a January or February 2022 election may be filed earlier, but not earlier than the 60th day before the date of the January or February election.

First Day to File for a Place on the General Election Ballot (Local Political Subdivisions Only)1 Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Last Day to Order General Election or Special Election on a Measure Friday, February 18, 2022

Last Day to File for a Place on the General Election Ballot (Local Political Subdivisions Only)2 Friday, February 18, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.

See note below relating to four-year terms3

Last Day to File a Declaration of Write-in Candidacy (Local Political Subdivisions Only) Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Last Day to Register to Vote Thursday, April 7, 2022

First Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance Monday, April 25, 2022

Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail (Received, not Postmarked) Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Last Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Last day to Receive Ballot by Mail Saturday, May 7, 2022 (Election Day) at 7:00 p.m. if carrier envelope is not postmarked, OR Monday, May 9, 2022 (next business day after Election Day) at 5:00 p.m. if carrier envelope is postmarked by 7:00 p.m. at the location of the election on Election Day (unless overseas or military voter deadlines apply)4

Tuesday, May 24, 2022 - Primary Runoff Election

First day to apply for a ballot by mail using Application for a Ballot by Mail (ABBM) or Federal Postcard Application (FPCA) Wednesday, January 1, 2022*

*First day to file does not move because of New Year’s Day holiday. An “Annual ABBM” or FPCA for a January or February 2022 election may be filed earlier, but not earlier than the 60th day before the date of the January or February election.

Last Day to Register to Vote Monday, April 25, 2022

First Day of Early Voting Monday, May 16, 2022

Last Day to Apply by Mail (Received, not Postmarked) Friday, May 13, 2022

Last Day of Early Voting Friday, May 20, 2022

Last Day to Receive Ballot by Mail Tuesday, May 24, 2022 (Election Day) at 7:00 p.m. if carrier envelope is not postmarked, OR Wednesday, May 25, 2022 (next business day after Election Day) at 5:00 p.m. if carrier envelope is postmarked by 7:00 p.m. at the location of the election on Election Day (unless overseas or military voter deadlines apply)4

Tuesday, November 8, 2022 - Uniform Election Date

Deadline to post candidate requirements 1 Form 1-15 (PDF) Monday, November 8, 2021

Deadline to Post Notice of Candidate Filing Deadline (Local Political Subdivisions Only) Thursday, June 23, 2022 for local political subdivisions that have a first day to file for their candidates1

First Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail Wednesday, January 1, 2022*

*First day to file does not move because of New Year’s Day holiday. An “Annual ABBM” or FPCA for a January or February 2022 election may be filed earlier, but not earlier than the 60th day before the date of the January or February election.

First Day to File for a Place on the General Election Ballot (Local Political Subdivisions Only) Saturday, July 23, 2022

First Day to File a Declaration of Write-in Candidacy (General Election for State and County Officers) Saturday, July 23, 2022

Last Day to Order General Election or Special Election on a Measure Monday, August 22, 2022

Last Day to File for a Place on the General Election Ballot (Local Political Subdivisions Only)2 Monday, August 22, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.

Last Day to File a Declaration of Write-in Candidacy (General Election for State and County Officers) Monday, August 22, 2022

Last Day to File a Declaration of Write-in Candidacy (Local Political Subdivisions Only) Friday, August 26, 2022

Last Day to Register to Vote Tuesday, October 11, 2022* *First business day after Columbus Day

First Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance Monday, October 24, 2022

Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail (Received, not Postmarked) Friday, October 28, 2022

Last Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance Friday, November 4, 2022

Last day to Receive Ballot by Mail Tuesday, November 8, 2022 (Election Day) at 7:00 p.m. if carrier envelope is not postmarked, OR Wednesday, November 9, 2022 (next business day after Election Day) at 5:00 p.m. if carrier envelope is postmarked by 7:00 p.m. at the location of the election on Election Day (unless overseas or military voter deadlines apply)

1 Section 2051.152 of the Government Code requires all political subdivisions with the authority to impose a tax maintain a publically accessible Internet website and post the date and location of the next election for officers of the political subdivision and the requirements and deadline for filing for candidacy of each elected office of the political subdivision, which shall be continuously posted for at least one year before the election day for the office.

2 Filing deadlines: generally, the filing deadline is the 78th day prior to Election Day. The Code may provide a different special election filing deadline. See Section 201.054 of the Texas Election Code (the “Code”). Write-in deadlines for general and special elections vary; the deadline for most local (city, school, other) special elections is now the same day as the filing deadline for application for a place on the ballot in a May election or November election.

3If no candidate for a four-year term has filed an application for a place on the ballot for a city office, the filing deadline for that office is extended to 5 p.m. of the 57th day before the election. For the May 7, 2022 election, this is Friday, March 11, 2022. See Section 143.008 of the Code.

4 Different deadlines apply to the last day to receive ballots sent by the following: 1) non-military and military voters who mailed ballots from overseas and submitted a regular state Application for Ballot By Mail (“ABBM”), 2) non-military voters who mailed ballots from overseas and who submitted a Federal Postcard Application (“FPCA”), and (3) military voters who mailed ballots domestically or from overseas and who submitted an FPCA. See Secs. 86.007, 101.001 and 101.057 of the Code. Please contact the Elections Division of the Office of the Texas Secretary of State at 1-800-252-VOTE (8683) for additional information.