Election Information

LC Board of Trustees Election

Elections for the following positions for the Laredo College Board of Trustees will take place on Tuesday, November 8, 2022:

Cynthia Mares, Trustee 2016 – 2022 1
Henry S. Carranza, PhD, Trustee 2016 – 2022 2
Mercurio Martinez Jr., Trustee 2016 - 2022 3

 As a college district, Laredo College elections are governed by Chapter 144 of the Texas Election Code. 


Applications for a place on the ballot and other election forms should be filed with the designated elections officer listed below:

Dr. Veronica Martinez, Elections Officer
Laredo College District
Fort McIntosh Campus
Memorial Hall, Room 211
West End Washington Street, Laredo, Texas, 78040
Email: lcboardelections@laredo.edu
Phone: (956) 764-5944

Hours of operation: Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.-12 p.m. 

Candidates may file their applications for a place on the ballot in person or by mail. Except as otherwise provided by law, an application filed by mail is considered to be filed at the time of its receipt by the appropriate authority, which is the Elections Officer listed above. 

NOTE: If the due dates for a report fall on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, the report is due on the next regular business day. We ask that those submitting applications do so by appointment. Appointments can be requested via email at LCboardelections@laredo.edu  


The Texas Secretary of State has provided a calendar for filing and other key dates for the November 3, 2020 uniform election. The calendar also can be accessed through the Secretary of State’s website at https://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/voter/important-election-dates.shtml#2020


Deadline to Post Notice of Candidate Filing Deadline (Local Political Subdivisions Only)

Thursday, June 23, 2022 for local political subdivisions that have a first day to file for their candidates

First Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail

Saturday, January 1, 2022* 

*First day to file does not move because of New Year’s Day holiday.  An “Annual ABBM” or FPCA for a January or February 2022 election may be filed earlier, but not earlier than the 60th day before the date of the January or February election.

First Day to File for a Place on the General Election Ballot (Local Political Subdivisions Only)

Saturday, July 23, 2022  (next business day July 25, 2022)

Last Day to Order General Election or Special Election on a Measure

Monday, August 22, 2022

Last Day to File for a Place on the General Election Ballot (Local Political Subdivisions Only)

Monday, August 22, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.

Last Day to File a Declaration of Write-in Candidacy (Local Political Subdivisions Only)

Friday, August 26, 2022

Last Day to Register to Vote 

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Campaign Finance Reports Due – 30th day prior to election October 10, 2022

First Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance

Monday, October 24, 2022

Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail

(Received, not Postmarked)

Friday, October 28, 2022

Campaign Finance Reports Due – 8th day prior to election October 31, 2022
Last Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance  Friday, November 4, 2022
Last day to Receive Ballot by Mail Tuesday, November 8, 2022 (Election Day) at 7:00 p.m. if carrier envelope is not postmarked, OR Wednesday, November 9, 2022 (next business day after Election Day) at 5:00 p.m. if carrier envelope is postmarked by 7:00 p.m. at the location of the election on Election Day (unless overseas or military voter deadlines apply) 

 Source: Secretary of State of Texas website


Laredo College does not allow the use of the college logo, wordmark, or other branding elements to be used without written permission. These branding materials are intellectual property belonging to Laredo College, the use of which is only granted for approved partnerships, programs, and initiatives in accordance with policies of the Laredo College Board of Trustees. Laredo College branding elements are not to be used for campaign materials and advertising.  Such a prohibition serves to avoid giving the impression that the college endorses or opposes any political candidate, issue or party.