Notice of Special Election run-off

The South Plains College Board of Regents ordered a Special Election at its regular meeting February 11, 2021 for the purpose of filling the Position 5 vacancy on the Board of Regents. For a copy of the Order of Election in English click here and in Spanish (Español), click here. General information for the Special Election and how to file for a place on the ballot follows.

South Plains College Board of Regents Special Election fun-off

Election Day - June 8, 2021

Position Open for Special Election:  Position 5 with term expiring 2024

Deadline to File for Candidacy - Monday, March 1, 2021 (close of business)

Applications for a place on the ballot can be picked up at 1401 S. College Ave., Levelland, Texas, in the South Plains College Administration Building from the Office of the Executive Director of Administrative Services or printed from this LINK.

SPC  Contact
Ronnie Watkins – Executive Director of Administrative Services
1401 S. College Ave
Levelland, Texas 79336
806-716-2246   rwatkins@southplainscollege.edu

Early Voting - May 27-28 and June 1-4, 2021. 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. weekdays (in person)

Hockley County Courthouse Annex
624 Ave H
Levelland, Texas 79336

 

Election Day - June 8, 2021 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
 

 

Applications for ballots by mail must be received no later than close of business on Tuesday, May 23,  2021. Applications for ballots by mail shall be mailed to Cheryl Smart (csmart@hockleycounty.org), 624 Ave. H, Ste 103, Levelland, Texas 79336.

 

Eligibility and Qualifications for serving on the Board of Regents

To be eligible to be a candidate for, or elected or appointed to, the office of College District Regent, a person must:

  1. Be a United States citizen, 18 years of age or older;
  2. Be a qualified (registered) voter
  3. Reside in the College District.
  4. Must not have been determined mentally incompetent by final judgment of a court of law
  5. Must not have been finally convicted of a felony, or if so convicted has fully discharged his or her sentence, including any term of incarceration, parole, or supervision; has completed a period of probation ordered by any court; or has been pardoned or otherwise released from the felony charge(s).
  6. Must sign a statement swearing to defend the Constitution and laws of the United States and the State of Texas.
  7. Must sign a statement of awareness of the nepotism law.
  8. Must not be in violation of applicable nepotism laws.

If an individual seeks election to the office of Regent by having his or her name placed on the ballot, he or she must also:

  1. Have been a resident of the state for twelve months prior to the last date on which the candidate could file to be listed on the ballot.
  2. Have been a resident of the South Plains Junior College District for six months prior to the last date of which the candidate could file to be listed on the ballot.

If an individual seeks election to the office of Regent by write-in vote, he or she must also:

  1. Have been a resident of the state for twelve months prior to the day of the election.
  2. Have been a resident of the South Plains Junior College District for six months prior the day of the election.

If an individual is appointed to the office of Regent, he or she must also:

  1. Have been a resident of the state for twelve months prior to the day of which the appointment is made.

Have been a resident of the College District for six months prior to the day on which the appointment is made.