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.