Election Information

  • Student Voter

    The Pearland ISD Board of Trustees comprises seven trustees who serve three-year terms. Annual elections are held the first Saturday of May. Each trustee represents the entire school district rather than a section of the population.

    The candidate who receives the highest number of votes for each respective position will serve as a trustee. Runoffs are not conducted unless candidates tie.

    According to the Texas Education Code and the Texas Election Code, mandatory joint elections are required for school district trustee elections. Board elections are held on the same date as the election for members of the governing body of a municipality located within the school district.

    For more information, contact Sheila Vershier, district election coordinator, at (832) 736-6153.


May 4, 2019 Trustee Election Calendar

  • Positions on the Ballot:

    Position 5 
    Rebecca Decker
    Dona Kim Murphey

    Position 6 
    Lance Botkin
    Joseph Say

    Position 7 
    Jeff Barry
    Al Lloyd
    Carmine Petrillo



    January 7, 2019

    • Election Packets will be available for pick up


    January 16, 2019

    • First day to file an application for a place on the ballot


    February 12

    • Name will not appear on the ballot if a candidate dies on or before this date.


    February 15 - 5:00 P.M. Deadline

    • Last day for candidates to file an application for a place on the ballot.


    February 19 - 5:00 P.M.

    • Deadline for a write in candidate to file for the May 4, 2019 Trustee Election.


    February 22 - 5:00 P.M.

    • Deadline for a candidate to withdraw from the May 4, 2019 Trustee Election.


    February 26 - 5:00 P.M. Draw for a Place on the Ballot

    • If two or more applications for a place on the ballot are filed for the same position, a drawing to determine the order in which the names of the candidates are to be printed on the ballot will be conducted in the foyer of the administrative offices of the school district, 1928 North Main, Pearland.


    April 4

    • Last day to register to vote in the May 4, 2019 Trustee Election.


    April 22


    April 30

    • Last day for early voting by personal appearance.


    May 4 - Election Day, Polls Open 7:00 A.M. – 7:00 P.M.


    May 21

    • Official Canvass of Election.   There is no runoff in school district elections, a runoff election is conducted only in the event of a tie.


    The following forms are available on the Secretary of State’s website:

Voter Registrars

  • Brazoria County
    Ro’Vin Garrett
    Tax Assessor-Collector/Voter Registrar
    111 East Locust
    Angleton, Texas 77515

    Harris County
    Don Sumners
    Tax Assessor-Collector/Voter Registrar
    P.O. Box 3527
    Houston, TX 77253-3527