Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Election Cycle Begins for School Board and County Races in Pine Tree ISD Area

Residents in the west Longview area of Pine Tree school district will decide on a Gregg County Commissioner position, while school taxpayers will consider two seats open for election for the Pine Tree ISD Board of Trustees.  February 3, 2014, is the last day to register to vote in the March 4 primary.

During the upcoming election cycle,
  • Registered voters in the Pine Tree Independent School District will have the opportunity to vote for two open seats on the Pine Tree ISD Board, and
  • Registered voters living in precinct 2 of Gregg County will be able to vote on the commissioner for precinct 2.
Pine Tree ISD has provided polling location in the past and will continue to provide these polling locations for the community.

Voters should know that the following polling locations are scheduled and authorized by Kathryn Neely, Elections Administrator. 
  • Pine Tree High School
  • Pine Tree Elementary School, and
  • Pine Tree Community Center will all serve as authorized polling locations.

Pine Tree ISD Board of Trustees

Board Seats/Places scheduled for election in 2014:
  • Place 6 - Currently held by Craig Meek
  • Place 7 - Currently held Pat Noon
Candidates for the Pine Tree ISD board of trustees file their paperwork at the district’s administration building, 1701 Pine Tree Road.

Important Dates for PTISD Board Election
  • Candidate filing begins Jan. 29 and closes Feb. 28.
  • Early voting is set from April 28 to May 6, according to the Texas Secretary of State.
  • The elections will end at 7 p.m. May 10.
  • April 10th is the last day to register to vote in the election.

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Gregg County Commissioner Court, Pct. 2

Primary Candidates:
  • Darryl Primo
  • Kimberly Fish
Important Dates for the County Primary Election
  • Party primaries are set March 4. 
  • Early voting begins Feb. 18 and continues through Feb. 28.
  • In races requiring runoffs, election day is May 27, with early runoff voting beginning May 19 and continuing through May 23.
  • Feb. 3 is the last day to register to vote in the March 4 primary.
Pine Tree ISD is proud to partner with the county and city to provide this opportunity on the school campuses, and believe it is a valuable experience and education for students to observe the democratic process of elections.

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