San Marcos CISD board of trustees will soon consider petitioning Texas lawmakers to file legislation that would move the district’s elections from the first Saturday in May to the first Tuesday in November.
Trustee Juan Miguel Arredondo put the petition on the board’s agenda for consideration at its February 18 meeting.
“For several years, I and some of my colleagues have tried to initiate a conversation about moving our San Marcos CISD elections to November instead of May,” Arredondo told Community Impact Newspaper. “In very much the same way we saw turnout in San Marcos’ municipal elections increase, it’s my inherent belief that this would have the same effect on our San Marcos CISD elections.”
If the board approves the resolution, a petition asking for an amendment to the state election code to allow the schedule change would be sent to state Rep. Erin Zwiener, D-Driftwood, and state Sen. Donna Campbell, R-New Braunfels.
The last time the board considered moving its elections to November was in October 2011, when the motion failed in a 5-2 vote.