Forney ISD Board of Trustees Election Information/Forms
Important 2020 Election Dates
Saturday, May 2, 2020 – Uniform Election Date (Limited) Authority Conducting 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 NEW HB 305 notice.1 September 1, 2019*
*NEW LAW: Effective Sunday, September 1, 2019 (HB 305 affects political subdivisions with taxing authority) 1
Deadline to Post Notice of Candidate Filing Deadline (Local Political Subdivisions Only)1 Monday, December 16, 2019 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, 2020*
*First day to file does not move because of New Year’s Day holiday. An “Annual ABBM” or FPCA for a January or February 2020 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 15, 2020 Last Day to Order General Election or Special Election on a Measure Friday, February 14, 2020 Last Day to File for a Place on the General Election Ballot (Local Political Subdivisions Only)2 Friday, February 14, 2020 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 18, 2020 Last Day to Register to Vote Thursday, April 2, 2020 First Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance Monday, April 20, 2020 Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail (Received, not Postmarked) Monday, April 20, 2020 (deadline falls on San Jacinto Day, moves to preceding business day) Last Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance Tuesday, April 28, 2020 Election Day Saturday, May 2, 2020 Last day to Receive Ballot by Mail Saturday, May 2, 2020 (Election Day) at 7:00 p.m. if carrier envelope is not postmarked, OR Monday, May 4, 2020 (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
Please note that pursuant to House Bills 1151 and 929 (2017), 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.