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Texas Grain Sorghum Election

  • 15 Oct 2019
  • Mail ballot

Texas Grain Sorghum Producers Board

Texas Grain Sorghum Producers Board will hold its biennial election on October 30, 2019. 
Nominations must be filed by September 13, 2019

The current terms of five (5) of the fifteen (15) board members will expire this year. Any person living within the following counties who is engaged in the business of producing, or causing to be produced, sorghum for commercial purposes, is eligible to vote, including owners of farms, their tenants sharecroppers, if such person is subject to paying the assessment that is collected on sorghum in Texas. Eligible voters in the districts may take part in the 2019 election. Voters in the North District will elect one (1) director to a six-year term. North District: Andrews, Armstrong, Bailey, Baylor, Borden, Brewster, Briscoe, Carson, Castro, Childress, Cochran, Coleman, Collingsworth, Cottle, Crane, Crosby, Culberson, Dallam, Dawson, Deaf Smith, Dickens, Donley, Ector, El Paso, Fisher, Floyd, Foard, Gaines, Garza, Glasscock, Gray, Hale, Hall, Hansford, Hardeman, Hartley, Haskell, Hemphill, Hockley, Howard, Hudspeth, Hutchinson, Jeff Davis, Jones, Kent, King, Knox, Lamb, Lipscomb, Loving, Lubbock, Lynn, Martin, Midland, Mitchell, Moore, Motley, Nolan, Ochiltree, Oldham, Parmer, Pecos, Potter, Presidio, Randall, Reeves, Roberts, Runnels, Scurry, Sherman, Stonewall, Swisher, Taylor, Terrell, Terry, Ward, Wheeler, Wichita, Wilbarger, Winkler, and Yoakum.

Voters in the Central District will elect one (1) director to a six-year term. Central District: Anderson, Angelina, Archer, Austin, Bandera, Bastrop, Bee, Bell, Bexar, Blanco, Bosque, Bowie, Brazos, Brown, Burleson, Burnet, Caldwell, Callahan, Camp, Cass, Cherokee, Clay, Coke, Collin, Colorado, Comal, Comanche, Concho, Cooke, Coryell, Crockett, Dallas, Delta, Denton, DeWitt, Eastland, Edwards, Ellis, Erath, Falls, Fannin, Fayette, Franklin, Freestone, Guadalupe, Gillespie, Goliad, Gonzales, Grayson, Gregg, Grimes, Hamilton, Hardin, Harrison, Hays, Henderson, Hill, Hood, Hopkins, Houston, Hunt, Irion, Jack, Jasper, Johnson, Karnes, Kaufman, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Kinney, Lamar, Lampasas, Lavaca, Lee, Leon, Limestone, Llano, Madison, Marion, Mason, McCulloch, McLennan, Medina, Menard, Milam, Mills, Montague, Montgomery, Morris, Nacogdoches, Navarro, Newton, Palo Pinto, Panola, Parker, Polk, Rains, Reagan, Real, Red River, Robertson, Rockwall, Rusk, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, San Saba, Schleicher, Shackelford, Shelby, Smith, Somervell, Stephens, Sterling, Sutton, Tarrant, Throckmorton, Titus, Tom Green, Travis, Trinity, Tyler, Upshur, Upton, Uvalde, Val Verde, Van Zandt, Walker, Waller, Washington, Williamson, Wilson, Wise, Wood, and Young.

Voters in the South District will elect three (3) directors to a six-year term. South District: Aransas, Astascosa, Brazoria, Brooks, Calhoun, Cameron, Chambers, Dimmit, Duval, Fort Bend, Frio, Galveston, Harris, Hidalgo, Jackson, Jefferson, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kleberg, La Salle, Liberty, Live Oak, Matagorda, Maverick, McMullen, Nueces, Orange, Refugio, San Patricio, Starr, Victoria, Webb, Wharton, Willacy, Zapata, and Zavala.

Any person qualified to vote in the election may place his or her name on the ballot for nomination to represent the district in which he or she resides on the Texas Grain Sorghum Producers Board for a maximum term to six years. The nominee must certify that he or she is willing to serve if elected. The nomination form must be signed by the nominee and must have the signatures and complete mailing addresses of ten other eligible voters who reside in the district the person is seeking to represent. Nomination forms may be obtained from TGSB staff by contacting Morgan Webb at (806) 438-5994 or at morgan@texassorghum.org. Nominations must be filed with the Texas Grain Sorghum Producers Board by September 13, 2019.

The election will be held by mail ballot, which will be available to all eligible voters no later than 15 days prior to the election. Completed ballots must be mailed to Texas Grain Sorghum Board, 4201 N. I-27, Lubbock, TX 79403 and must be postmarked before midnight on October 30, 2019. Persons qualified to vote who do not receive a ballot 15 days prior to the election may obtain one at their local county agricultural extension office, grain elevator, or by contacting TGSB staff at (806) 438-5994 or at morgan@texassorghum.org. Please see attachment for more info.

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Giddings, TX 78942
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