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AMARILLO I.S.D. SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION – Saturday, May 4, 2019

Early Voting

Monday – Friday, April 22 – 26, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Monday and Tuesday, April 29 and 30, 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. (some locations are 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. in Randall County)

Click the following link for polling locations and additional details:

Election Information

Amarillo Independent School District Board elections are held in odd numbered years on a Saturday in May.  Board members are elected for four-year terms on a rotating basis. 

In 2019, there are four positions up for election on the Amarillo I.S.D. seven-member Board of Trustees.  These four positions are currently held by Jim Austin, John Betancourt, F. Scott Flow and appointee Robin Malone.  Three of these positions are four-year terms to be filled in the General Election.  The appointee term is a two-year unexpired term that will be filled in a Special Election.  This term will expire in 2021.  Both the General and Special Elections will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2019.

The positions held by John Ben Blanchard, Renee McCown, and Cristy Wilkinson will be up for election in 2021, along with the two-year term filled by Special Election in 2019.  In other words, four positions will again be up for election in 2021.  

Cumulative Voting

A.I.S.D. Board members are elected according to an at-large cumulative voting method.  This means that each voter has a number of votes equal to the number of trustee positions up for election.  Voters may cast their votes in any combination for the candidates.  Since they are elected at-large, School Board members do not represent a certain geographical area of the District; rather, they each represent all students and all residents of Amarillo I.S.D.

General Election (three trustee positions)

A General Election will be held on May 4 for three places on the Amarillo I.S.D. School Board.  All three are four-year terms.  There are eight individuals running for election in the A.I.S.D. General Election.  They are Kimberly Anderson, Jim Austin (incumbent), John Betancourt (incumbent), Hobert Brown, Jr., Alonzo Everhart, Dick Ford, Aaron Ladd, and Rob Parker.  In this election, voters have a total of three votes to cast in any combination for the candidate(s) of their choice.  It is permitted to vote up to three times for one candidate.  A voter is not required to cast all three votes, but he or she may not cast more than three votes.

Special Election (one trustee position) 

A Special Election will be held on May 4 for one place on the Amarillo I.S.D. School Board.  This is a two-year unexpired term.  There is only one individual, Robin R. Malone (incumbent), who is running for election in the A.I.S.D. Special Election.  In this election, voters have only one vote to cast.

Eligibility for Board Service

To be eligible for school board service, you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen.
  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Have not been convicted of a felony charge.
  • Be a resident of Texas and the Amarillo Independent School District.
  • Be registered to vote.

For more information about school board elections and qualifications for school board members, see policy BBA(LEGAL) (Page opens in a new window) or call the A.I.S.D. Business Office at 806-326-1121.

For more information about serving as an Amarillo I.S.D. School Board member, click here to visit About the School Board page.

Filing Information

PLEASE NOTE:
the deadline to file an application for the A.I.S.D. School Board General Election ballot was February 15, 2019.  The deadline to file an application for the School Board Special Election was March 4, 2019.

General Election:


Special Election:


Other Forms for Both Elections:

 

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