• Filing Period

    If an individual is interested in serving on the Allen ISD Board of Trustees, 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 5 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 5 p.m. on the 74th day before election day.

    The filing period for the May 2020 election is January 15 - February 14, 2020. Candidate application packets will be available in the Allen Administration Building Lobby as well as on line.


    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, Dr. Maroba Zoeller and contain 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 as of the date the candidate swears 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;
    • Statements that the candidate is a U.S. citizen; has not been determined by a court to be mentally incapacitated; has not been convicted of a felony; is aware of the nepotism law; and swears an oath to support and defend the U.S. and Texas Constitution and laws.


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

    • Is a United States citizen;
    • Is 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;
    • Has not been determined by a final judgment of a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be totally mentally incapacitated without the right to vote;
    • Has not been finally convicted of a felony;
    • Has 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; or
      • For an appointee to an office, the date the appointment is made;
    • Is registered to vote in the territory from which the office is elected on the date described above; and
    • Satisfies any other eligibility requirements prescribed by law for the office

    Tex. Elec. Code § 141.001; Tex. Educ. Code § 11.066 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.

    Candidate Applications and Forms

    Place 3 (unexpired term) -

    Kevin Cameron - ApplicationCTA, CFCP

    Place 6 -

    Polly Montgomery - ApplicationCTAACTAJuly 15 Finance Report, Oct. 5 Finance Report, C/OH Financial Report

    Sathyanarayana Sastry - ApplicationCTAACTA

    Place 7 - 

    Vatsa Ramanathan - ApplicationCTA


    Candidate Information & Form Links

    Board Academy Presentation - Dec. 10, 2019

    General Information  (Board Duties, Terms, Qualifications, etc.)
    Forms & Instructions (Political Advertising, Signage, Campaign Finance, etc.)

    Links to Additional Resources for Candidates