Election Information

Meridian ISD has two seats available for the May 4, 2024 School Board Election. Those seats are held by Heath Martin and Jeff Hicks. 

Dates for the upcoming election are as follows:

Wednesday, January 17, 2024: First day to file an application for a place on the ballot or declaration of write-in candidacy for the general election.

School Board Election Application

Friday, February 16, 2024: Deadline to file an application for a place on the general election ballot. (5:00 p.m.)

Tuesday, February 20, 2024: Deadline to file declaration of write-in candidacy in the general election. (5:00 p.m.)

Friday, February 23, 2024: Recommended first day to cancel a general election if all requirements are satisfied. The Election Division’s Cancellation of Election outline provides information about this process, and the Elections Division offers a Certification of Unopposed Candidates and sample order of cancellation. • Last day a candidate may submit a certificate of withdrawal or notarized letter to withdraw from the general election (5:00 p.m.). If a candidate withdraws or is declared ineligible by this date, the candidate’s name is omitted from the ballot. Texas Election Code section 145.098 allows withdrawal after the deadline under limited circumstances.

Monday, February 26, 2024: Recommended date to hold drawing to determine order of candidates’ names on the ballot. Notice of the date, time, and place of the drawing must be posted continuously for 72 hours immediately preceding the scheduled time of the drawing. A district must now provide notice of the drawing to each candidate by one of the following methods: 1. written notice mailed to the candidate not later than the fourth day before the drawing or provided at the time the candidate files an application; 2. telephone, if a telephone number is provided on the candidate’s application; or 3. email, if an email address is provided on the candidate’s application.

Thursday, April 4: Wednesday, April 24, 2024: Period in which to publish notice of the election.

Thursday, April 4, 2024: Last day to register to vote or make a change of address effective for the May election. − Saturday, April 13, 2024: Deadline to post notice of election on bulletin board used for posting board meeting notices. A Record of Posting Notice of Election should be completed at the time of posting.

Monday, April 22, 2024: First day to vote early in person.

Tuesday, April 30, 2024: Last day to vote early in person.

Saturday, May 4, 2024: Election Day—Polling places must be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. −

Tuesday, May 7 – Wednesday, May 15, 2024: Canvassing period