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Resolution Postponing The May 2, 2020 Trustee Election and Containing Other Provisions Relating Thereto

Notice of Drawing for the Place on Ballot

The next general election of board members will occur on Saturday, May 2, 2020.  On this date, board members will be elected to the following positions:  Position 3, Position 4, Position 8.  Candidates may file an application for a position on the ballot at the Wharton County Junior College administrative offices located at 911 Boling Highway, Wharton, Texas 77488. 


Candidates must submit a written application, dated, signed and sworn by the candidate before a person authorized to administer an oath.  Application must be filed beginning on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 and no later than 5:00 pm on Friday, February 14, 2020 with the Secretary of the Board of Trustees, and must include the following information:


  • The candidate’s name, date of birth, and occupation;
  • The candidate’s residence address or the address at which the candidate receives mail with a description of the location of the candidate’s residence;
  • The candidate’s length of continuous residence in Texas and in the district (and single member district, if applicable) as of the date the candidate swears to the application:
  • If available, a public mailing address and an email address at which the candidate receives correspondence relating to the candidate’s campaign;
  • The office sought, including any place or other distinguishing number and an indication of whether the office sought is for a full or unexpired term;
  • Statements that the candidate is a U.S. citizen; has not been determined by a court to be mentally incapacitated; has not been convicted of a felony; is aware of the nepotism law; and swears an oath to support and defend the U.S. and Texas Constitution and laws.


An individual is eligible for a position on the Wharton County Junior College Board of Trustees if that individual is:


  • A United States citizen;
  • Is 18 years of age or older on the first day of the term to be filled at the election or on the date of appointment, as applicable;
  • Has not been determined by a final judgment of a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be totally mentally incapacitated or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote;
  • Has not been convicted of a felony;
  • Has resided continuously in the state for 12 months and in the territory from which the office is elected for six months immediately preceding the following date:
    • For an independent candidate, the date of the regular filing deadline for a candidates application for a place on the ballot;
    • For a write-in candidate, the date of the election at which the candidate’s name is written in;
    • For an appointee to an office, the date the appointment is made;
  • Is registered to vote in the territory from which the office is elected on the date described above; and
  • Satisfies any other eligibility requirements prescribed by law for the office.


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