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Election Information



Election Day: May 6, 2023
Atlanta ISD will hold a General Election on May 6, 2023. Three positions will be on the ballot to serve a three-year term.

Notice of Election

Filing Period
The first day to file an application for a place on the ballot in a school district’s general election is the 30th day before the filing deadline. The filing deadline for a general election is 4:45 p.m. on the 78th day before Election Day. Tex. Educ. Code § 11.055(a), Tex. Elec. Code § 144.005. The deadline to file a declaration of write-in candidacy is 4:45 p.m. on the 74th day before Election Day.

  • First Day to File for Place on the Ballot: January 18, 2023
  • Last Day to File for Place on the Ballot: February 17, 2023 (must be received by 4:45 p.m.) 

An application for place on the ballot should be filed in person, by mail, fax or by email with City Hall. City Hall is located at 315 Buckner in Atlanta, Texas. An application submitted by mail is considered to be filed at the time of its receipt by the Elections Administrator. The address to file by mail is PO Box 669, Atlanta TX 75551. Email applications should be sent to

An individual is eligible to be a candidate for, or elected or appointed to, a Texas school board if the individual:

  • Be a United States citizen.
  • 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.
  • Have resided continuously in the state for 12 months and in the territory from which the office is elected for six months immediately preceding the following date:
    • For an independent candidate, the date of the regular filing deadline for a candidate's application for a place on the ballot.
    • For a write-in candidate, the date of the election at which the candidate's name is written in.
    • For an appointee to an office, the date the appointment is made.
  • Be registered to vote in the territory from which the office is elected on the date described in item 5, above.
  • Have not been determined by a final judgment of a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be totally mentally incapacitated or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote.
  • Have not been finally convicted of a felony from which the person has not been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disabilities [but see Ineligibility below].


Tex. Elec. Code § 141.001.

The Texas Education Code imposes additional requirements:

  • To be elected to a school board, an individual must be a qualified voter: 18 years of age or older, a U.S 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. Tex. Educ. Code § 11.061; Tex. Elec. Code § 11.002.
  • A person is ineligible to serve on a school board if the person has been convicted of a felony or an offense under Texas Penal Code section 43.02(b) regarding prostitution. Tex. Educ. Code § 11.066.


Helpful Resources

A copy of the Guide for School Board Candidates by the Texas Association of School Boards is available upon request from the superintendent at the Atlanta ISD Administration Office at 106 W. Main Street.


For more information or to request/submit an application, please contact:

Alicia Long, City Secretary

Office: 903-796-7153

Fax: 903-799 4072