Board Elections

MAY 6, 2023 - GENERAL ELECTION INFORMATION AND PUBLIC DOCUMENTS
The DeSoto Independent School District will hold a General Election on May 6, 2023 for School Board Trustee positions for Place 3, Place 4, and Place 5.

The window to file for a place on the ballot is Wednesday, January 18, 2023 through Friday, February 17, 2023.

Interested candidates may file for a place on the ballot by submitting a completed and notarized Candidate Application; delivered in person.   All applications must be received by the filing deadline, 5 p.m. on February 17, 2023.

The filing period for persons (individuals) that reside in DeSoto ISD boundaries for a place on the ballot is: Wednesday, January 18, 2023 through Friday, February 17, 2023, from 9am to 5pm.

The school district makes available a handbook that contains the application packet and details to acquaint candidates with applicable requirements for the school district’s election. The handbook provides information to assist those interested in running for office.

DeSoto ISD School Board Trustee Candidate Handbook for the May 6, 2023 Joint Election is available for pick up - beginning Friday, January 6, 2023 at the DeSoto ISD Instructional Service Center (ISC).  Please see Lonette Frazier, Senior Executive Assistant, Board of Trustees. Patrons may request an electronic copy in a .pdf file by emailing [email protected]

Completed Candidate Applications may be delivered in person, mailed through the US Postal Service or emailed.  All applications must be received by the filing deadline, February 17, 2023 at 5 p.m.

Filing in person or by U. S. Mail:
DeSoto ISD Administration Bldg.,
Submit to/Attn:: Lonette Frazier, Senior Executive Assistant, Board of Trustees
200 E. Belt Line Rd., DeSoto, Texas 75115

Filing Submission via email: [email protected]

Ballot Drawing :
If needed, a date and time will be set and communicated to all candidates as well as posted on the DeSoto ISD website.

Candidate Eligibility for Public Office (141.001, TEC) includes the following requirements:

US Citizen

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Resided continuously in the state for 12 months prior to the filing deadline
  • Resided continuously in the school district for 6 months prior to the filing deadline
  • Must be a registered voter in the territory elected from prior to the filing deadline
  • No final felony conviction
  • No final judgement indicating: Totally mentally incapacitated or Partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote

Important Dates related to the 2023 DeSoto ISD School Board election include the following:

  • January 1, 2023      First day to apply for a ballot by mail using Application for a Ballot   by Mail (ABBM) or Federal Post Card Application (FPCA)
  • January 6, 2023: First day to pick up DeSoto ISD Candidate Handbook at DeSoto ISD Administration Building
  • January 18, 2023:  First day to File for a Place on the Ballot.
  • February 17, 2023: Last day to File for a Place on the Ballot for the general election
  • April 6, 2023:  Last day to Register to Vote for the May 6, 2023 general election
  • April 24, 2023: First day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance
  • April 25, 2023: Last day to Apply for Ballot by Mail (Received, not Postmarked
  • May 2, 2023: Last day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance
  • May 6, 2023: Election Day

2023 - General Election for Trustees, Places 3,4 and 5 - Saturday, May 6, 2023

  • Place 1 Cynthia Watson Banks; Term Expires:  May, 2025
  • Place 2 Chasiti McKissic; Term Expires:  May, 2025
  • Place 3 Karen Daniel; Term Expires:  May, 2023
  • Place 4 Dr. Tiffany Clark; Term Expires:  May, 2023
  • Place 5 Abe Cooper, Jr.; Term Expires:  May, 2023
  • Place 6 Dr. DeAndrea Fleming; Term Expires:  May, 2024
  • Place 7 Traci McNairy; Term Expires:  May, 2024

2024 - General Election for Trustees, Places 6 and 7 - Saturday, May 4, 2024

  • Place 1 Cynthia Watson Banks; Term Expires:  May, 2025
  • Place 2 Chasiti McKissic; Term Expires:  May, 2025
  • Place 3 Karen Daniel; Term Expires:  May, 2023
  • Place 4 Dr. Tiffany Clark; Term Expires:  May, 2023
  • Place 5 Abe Cooper, Jr.; Term Expires:  May, 2023
  • Place 6 Dr. DeAndrea Fleming; Term Expires:  May, 2024
  • Place 7 Traci McNairy; Term Expires:  May, 2024

For questions or more information email:  [email protected]

Notice of General Elections 2023
ELECTIONS - CONDUCTING ELECTIONS:  BBBA (LEGAL)
BOARD MEMBERS - ELECTIONS:  BBB (LOCAL)
BOARD MEMBERS - ELIGIBILITY/QUALIFICATIONS:  BBA (LEGAL)