Election - May 1, 2021

DATE OF ELECTION

Saturday, May 1, 2021

CONTACTS

Darla Massey-Jones
Election Administrator
713-740-0000
dmassey-jones@pasadenaisd.org

Joan Jordan
Election Assistant
713-740-0027 phone
jjordan1@pasadenaisd.org

PISD Administration Building
Accountability & Compliance Election Office, Room F-6
1515 Cherrybrook Lane, Pasadena, Texas, 77502
Office Hours 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

E-Mail:   PISDTrusteeElection@pasadenaisd.org

Fax:          713-740-5874

The election office is open  until 5:00 p.m. on all election and financial reporting deadline days.

In the event of inclement weather or other unforeseen closing of district facilities, please submit completed forms via e-mail or fax as noted above. 


POLLING LOCATIONS and HOURS OF OPERATION

All election day polling locations are open to all eligible voters in Harris County.  Please note that polling locations are subject change.    Go to  www.harrisvotes.com  or select Early Voting and Polling Locations  for a comprehensive list of all countywide polling locations within Harris County.  

Select Convenient Polling Locations  for a list of locations within or near PISD boundaries. 

EARLY VOTING

April 19 - April 24         7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
April 25                           12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
April 26                            7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. 
April 27                               7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.


ELECTION DAY

May 1                     7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

TRUSTEE APPLICANTS  (Names are listed in the order in which they will appear on the ballot.)

POSITION 1

Noble J. Alix, Jr.
Paola Gonzalez Fusilier

POSITION 2
Mariselle Quijano
Crystal Davila

POSITION 3
Sunil Nepal
Yen Huynh Rabe
Nelda R. Sullivan

POSITION 4
Al Bledsoe
Areef Bhuyan
Casey Phelan

POSITIONS and TERMS OF EXPIRATION

Position 1 Term Ends 2021, Fred Roberts
Position 2 Term Ends 2021, Mariselle Quijano
Position 3 Term Ends 2021, Nelda Sullivan
Position 4 Term Ends 2021, Jack Bailey
Position 5 Term Ends 2023, Kenny Fernandez
Position 6 Term Ends 2023, Marshall Kendrick
Position 7 Term Ends 2023, Vickie Morgan


In Pasadena ISD, all members of the Board of Trustees are elected “at-large” by position. This means that candidates are voted on and elected separately for each open position. Accordingly, a registered voter living within the Pasadena ISD boundaries may cast a vote for each position on the ballot regardless of where they live within the District.  Board Member responsibilities are outlined in state law and District Policy and may be accessed here: https://pol.tasb.org/Policy/Section/597?filter=B.

Powers and duties of the Board are specifically listed in PISD Policy BAA Legal Powers & Duties.

Information identifying all candidates running for open Pasadena ISD School Board Trustee Positions, is noted above.  Public contact information for the candidates may be obtained by submitting a public information request to the District. 

If you submit a public information request to the District and also wish for the District to share your request and contact information with the candidates, please include that information on the form.

CANDIDATE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Texas Secretary of State
https://www.sos.texas.gov/elections/index.shtml

Texas Association of Public Schools
https://www.tasb.org/services/legal-services/tasb-school-law-esource/governance/elections.aspx#Elections%20-%20Eligibility%20and%20Qualifications

PISD Board Policy
https://pol.tasb.org/Policy/Code/597?filter=BBA

DEADLINE TO FILE CANDIDATE APPLICATION

First Day to File for a Place on the Ballot
January 13, 2021

Last Day to File for a Place on the Ballot
February 12, 2021

DRAWING FOR A PLACE ON THE BALLOT

Monday, February 22, 2021, 12:00 p.m. 
PISD Administration Building, Board Room
1515 Cherrybrook Lane, Pasadena, Texas, 77502

If you are unable to attend, please send a representative to draw for you.  If you or a representative are unable to attend, we will have a designee draw on your behalf.

CANDIDATE APPLICATION PACKETS

A candidate must complete and submit an official Application for a Place on the Ballot and all other required forms in person, or via mail (received in office; not postmarked), e mail, or fax. Beginning, Monday, January 4, 2021, candidate application packets will be available for pick up in the Accountability & Compliance Elections Office, Room F6, or you may download the packet in three parts as listed below:

1. Candidate Application Packet Information & Instructions

2. Candidate Application Packet Forms to Complete and Return

3. Candidate Application Packet Resources to Keep


CANDIDATE & OFFICEHOLDER FINANCIAL REPORTING

Semi-Annual Reports

Friday, January 15, 2021
Thursday, July 15, 2021

Financial Reports Due (30 days and 8 days before an election)

Thursday, April 1, 2021
Friday, April 23, 2021

If the due date for a report falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, the report is due on the next regular business day.  

DIRECT ALL QUESTIONS TO ONE OF THE FOLLOWING * 

Texas Secretary of State - Election Questions
800.252.8683

Texas Ethics Commission -
Financial Reporting, Contributions, and Political Advertising
512.463.5800


Texas Association of School Boards
 - Legal Questions
800.580.5345

Please note that school district employees are not allowed or authorized by law to use school district resources, including paid work time, to create or distribute political advertising or to provide candidates with legal advice or guidance related to the candidate's campaign or any measure on the ballot.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES 

Texas Secretary of State
https://www.sos.texas.gov/elections/forms/index.shtml

Texas Ethics Commission Reporting Schedule
https://www.ethics.state.tx.us/data/filinginfo/schedules/s21uniform.pdf 

Texas Ethics Commission Forms & Instructions
https://www.ethics.state.tx.us/forms/coh/cohfrm.php

Texas Ethics Commission Chapter 258, Election Code (Fair Campaign Practices)
https://www.ethics.state.tx.us/data/statutes/ch258.pdf