Board of Directors:
The Mesa UWCD Board of Directors consists of five members.
These five Directors are elected by the voters of Dawson County and serve a four-year term.
The District observes the same four precincts as the Dawson County Commissioners Court with one at-large position.
Director terms are staggered on a two-year interval.
Elections are held in May of even numbered years and a director may serve consecutive terms.
Date & Location of Next Election:
Tuesday May 7, 2022
400 S 1st
Lamesa, TX 79331
Elections for directors of the District are conducted on the May uniform election date in even-numbered years.
The 2022 election is Precinct 2 & Precinct 4 Positions Only.
The election shall be conducted at the polling place, Mesa Underground Water Conservation District located at 212 N Ave G Lamesa,TX 79331.
Requirements & Deadline for Filing for Candidacy:
Section 8810.052(a) of the Texas Special District Local Laws Code provides that one director shall be elected by the voters of the entire district, and one director shall be elected from each county commissioners precinct by the voters of that precinct.
Section 8810.052(c) of the Texas Special District Local Laws Code requires that to be eligible to be a candidate for or to serve as director at large, a person must be a registered voter in the district. To be a candidate for or to serve as director from a county commissioners precinct, a person must be a registered voter of that precinct.
Moreover, to be qualified to serve as a director, Section 141.001 of the Texas Election Code requires that a person be at least 18 years old, a United States citizen, a resident of the State of Texas for 12 months, and a resident of the district for 6 months prior to the regular candidate filing deadline (78 days before election day), not totally or partially mentally incapacitated, and not a convicted felon, unless pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disabilities.
A person that desires to be a candidate for the director election must timely complete and submit an application for a place on the ballot for the election. A person shall indicate on the application for a place on the ballot the precinct that the person seeks to represent or that the person seeks to represent the district at large. Applications for a place on the ballot may be obtained downloaded and printed out from the Secretary of State’s website (https://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/forms/index.shtml).
The deadline for filing the application for a place on the ballot is 78 days prior to the election. For the May 7, 2022 director election, the deadline for filing the application for a place on the ballot will be Tuesday, February 18, 2022. The deadline for write-in candidates is 74 days before the election. For the May 7, 2022 director election, the deadline for write-in candidates is Tuesday, February22, 2022.
Completed applications for a place on the ballot may be filed in person at 212 N Ave G Lamesa, TX 79331