On Tuesday, March 1, 113 district facilities will be used as voting centers for the primary election. Department heads, principals and office managers of facilities assigned to serve as polling locations are reminded to prepare and staff their facilities accordingly.
All listed facilities should be opened promptly at 5:30 a.m. to allow the election judges to set up. Election judges will need access to the buildings until 10 p.m. or until the election staff is finished for the evening. Please ensure that staff cooperate with the election judges regarding set-up requests, and that campuses and polling locations are presentable. lease note that at no time should a district facility be left unattended by district personnel. Please direct questions to Orlando Alameda at (972) 925-5142, or OAlameda@dallasisd.org.
District staff are reminded election laws related to political electioneering and political advertisement. Although district employees do not shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate, neither an employee nor anyone else has an absolute constitutional right to use all or parts of a school building or its immediate surrounding areas for unlimited expressive purposes. Therefore, the time, place and manner restrictions outlined in this memo are imposed regarding electioneering on district property. Questions on this matter should be directed to the Board Services Office at (972) 925-3720.