The Texas Peanut Producers Board will be holding an election Jan. 9, 2014, until Jan. 23, 2014, for two expiring directors’ seats.
There is one seat open in Voting Region 3, which consists of the following 109 counties: Anderson, Angelina, Bandera, Bastrop, Bell, Blanco, Bosque, Bowie, Brazos, Brown, Burleson, Burnet, Caldwell, Callahan, Camp, Cass, Cherokee, Clay, Coke, Coleman, Collin, Comal, Comanche, Concho, Cooke, Coryell, Dallas, Delta, Denton, Eastland, Edwards, Ellis, Erath, Falls, Fannin, Franklin, Freestone, Gillespie, Grayson, Gregg, Grimes, Hamilton, Harrison, Hays, Henderson, Hill, Hood, Hopkins, Houston, Howard, Hunt, Irion, Jack, Johnson, Kaufman, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Lamar, Lampasas, Lee, Leon, Limestone, Llano, Madison, Marion, Mason, McCulloch, McLennan, Menard, Milam, Mills, Mitchell, Montague, Morris, Nacogdoches, Navarro, Nolan, Palo Pinto, Panola, Parker, Rains, Real, Red River, Robertson, Rockwall, Runnels, Rusk, Sabine, San Augustine, San Saba, Schleicher, Shelby, Smith, Somervell, Sterling, Sutton, Tarrant, Taylor, Titus, Tom Green, Travis, Trinity, Upshur, Van Zandt, Walker, Williamson, Wise and Wood counties.
There is one seat open for election of an At Large TPPB board member. The At Large member may be from any of the 254 counties in Texas so long as they meet the requirements below.
Peanut producers eligible to vote in the elections are persons, including the owner of a farm on which peanuts are produced or the owner’s tenant or sharecropper, engaged in the business of producing peanuts or causing peanuts to be produced for commercial purposes for at least one production period during the three years preceding the date of this election (Jan. 23, 2014). The producer must reside within one of the counties stated above to vote in the respective voting region.
The elections will be held by mail ballot. Ballots containing the nominations of all persons who have validly filed will be available Jan. 9, 2014, at peanut buying locations and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in each of the appropriate voting regions, or by writing TPPB. Voters will be voting for qualified candidates who have sought nomination within the respective TPPB voting regions where elections are to occur. Voters may also vote for board members by “writing in” the name of any eligible persons. All voters otherwise qualified to vote as corn producers must reside in a county within the TPPB voting region where they seek to vote.
For a ballot to be valid, it must be mailed to the TPPB, 4205 N. I-27, Lubbock, Texas 79403, with a postmark date of no later than Jan. 23, 2014.