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Board Elections

The board of trustees is elected by the citizens of the district to represent the community’s commitment

to a strong educational program  for the district’s children. Trustees are elected at-large annually in May and

serve three-year terms. Board members serve without compensation, must be qualified voters, and must reside in the district.

  • Notice of Election / Aviso de elección

    Order of Election / Orden de elección

    Propositions / Proposiciones

    Sample Ballot / Boleta de muestra


    Early Voting Locations, Dates, and Hours

    (Lugares, fechas y horarios de votación anticipada)

    Early voting by personal appearance will be conducted at the following locations for all Hill County voting precincts (La votación anticipada en persona se llevará a cabo en los siguientes lugares para todos los distritos electorales del condado de Hill):

    Early Voting Polling Locations / Lugares de votación anticipada

    Covington Street Annex – 126 S. Covington St. Hillsboro, TX 76645

    Huron Annex – 5800 F.M. 933 Whitney, TX 76692

    Hubbard Civic Center – 300 N. Magnolia Hubbard, TX 76648

     

    Dates/Times (Fechas/Horas):

    Monday-Friday (October 23 – October 27, 2023) 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Saturday (October 28, 2023) 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

    Sunday (October 29, 2023) 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

    Monday-Friday (October 30 – November 3, 2023) 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.*

    (Lunes a viernes (23 de octubre – 27 de octubre de 2023) 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Sábado (28 de octubre de 2023) 8:00 a.m.  – 8:00 p.m.

    Domingo (29 de octubre de 2023) 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

    Lunes a viernes (30 de octubre – 3 de noviembre de 2023) 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.*)

     

    *Covington Street Annex will be open 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. on these dates.

    (*Covington Street Annex estará abierto de 8:00 a.m. a 8:00 p.m. en estas fechas.)

     

    Election Day – November 7, 2023

    Election Day Polling Places  (Lugares de votación el día de las elecciones) (7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.)

    Precinct (Precinto)

    Location (Ubicación)

    1

    First Presbyterian Church, 301 Old Brandon Rd., Hillsboro, TX 76645

    2

    Huron Annex, 5800 F.M. 933, Whitney, TX 76692

    3

    Central Baptist Church Hillsboro, 1100 Old Bynum Rd., Hillsboro, TX 76645

    4

    Cowboy Church Community Center, 757 FM 1713, Whitney, TX 76692

    5

    Aquilla Fire Station, 201 E. Treadwell, Aquilla, TX 76622

    6

    Covington Street Annex, 126 S. Covington St., Hillsboro, TX 76645

    7

    Abbott Community Center, 210 E. Walnut, Abbott, TX 76621

    8

    American Legion Post 522, 303 F.M. 2604, Whitney, TX 76692

    9

    Brandon Community Center, 7414 S.H. 22, Brandon TX 76666

    10

    Hilco Event Center, 1000 S. Files St., Itasca, TX 76055

    11

    Penelope Vol. Fire Dept., 121 E. Commerce, Penelope, TX 76676

    12

    Hubbard Fire Dept., 116 N. Magnolia, Hubbard, TX 76648

    13

    Our Savior Lutheran Church, 117 HCR 2129 E., Whitney, TX 76692

     

    Applications for ballot by mail must be received (not postmarked) no later than the close of business on Friday, October 27, 2023. Applications for ballot by mail shall be mailed to:

    (Las solicitudes de boleta por correo deben recibirse (sin matasellos) a más tardar al cierre de operaciones del viernes 27 de octubre de 2023. Applications for ballot by mail shall be mailed to:)

    Early Voting Clerk
    Hill County Election Administrator
    P O Box 725
    Hillsboro, TX   76645
    (254) 582-4072 

     

    Hill County Voting Precincts Map 2022

     

    Voter Resources


    Important Election Dates and Deadlines 

    • First Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail: Friday, October 27, 2023 

    • First Day to File for a Place on the General Election Ballot: Wednesday, January , 2023

    • Last Day to Order General Election: Monday, August 21, 2023 

    • Last Day to Register to VOTE: Tuesday, October 10, 2023

    • First Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance: Monday, October 23, 2023

    • Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail (Received, not Postmarked): Friday, October 27, 2023

    • Last Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance: Friday, November 3, 2023
      *Note:  
      Pursuant to House Bills 1151 and 929, different deadlines apply to the last day to receive ballots sent by the following:
    1. Non-military and military voters who mailed ballots from overseas and submitted a regular state Application for Ballot by Mail (ABBM)
    1. Non-military voters who mailed ballots from overseas and who submitted a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA)
    2. Military voters who mailed ballots domestically or from overseas and who submitted a FPCA

    For additional information, please contact the Elections Division of the Office of the Texas Secretary of State at 1-800-252-VOTE (8683)

  • 2024 Candidate Information

    • Pick up a candidate packet in the Covington ISD Administration Office. Packets will be available in January 8, 2024
    • First Day to File for Place on the School Trustee Election Ballot is January 17, 2024. 
    • Return the completed applications to Lisa Nivens in the Superintendent’s Office by February 16, 2024 by 5:00 pm

    Texas Secretary of State

    Candidate Information 

    Running for Local Office (City, Schools, Other Districts)

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    Notice of Election / Aviso de elección

    Order of Election / Orden de elección

    An election has been ordered for the purpose of electing three individuals  to serve full three year terms as trustees

    on the Covington ISD School Board.

    The following current board members terms expire May 2024: Kevin Ray, Cody Nickell, and Joe Reitz.

    Sample Ballot / Boleta de muestra

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    Early Voting Locations, Dates, and Hours

    (Lugares, fechas y horarios de votación anticipada)

    Early voting by personal appearance will be conducted each weekday at the following location:

    Week One – 04/22 – 04/26 (8 a.m. – 5p.m)

    Week Two – 04/29 – 04/30 (8 a.m. – 5p.m)

    City of Covington – City Hall – Covington, TX 76636

    Election Day 5/6/2024 (7 a.m. – 7 p.m.)

    City of Covington – City Hall – Covington, TX 76636

    Applications for ballot by mail must be received (not postmarked) no later than the close of business on Tuesday, April 23, 2024. Applications for ballot by mail shall be mailed to:

    Early Voting Clerk
    Covington ISD 
    501 N Main
    Covington, TX   76636
    (254) 854-2215 ext. 1010 

    Applications for ballot by mail must be received (not postmarked) no later than the close of business on TuesdayApril 23, 2024.

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    Voter Resources


    Important Election Dates and Deadlines 

    • First Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail: Monday, January 1, 2024 

    • First Day to File for a Place on the General Election Ballot: Wednesday, January 17, 2024

    • Last Day to File for a Place on the General Election Ballot: Friday, February 16, 2024 @ 5:00 p.m.

    • Last Day to Order General Election: Friday, February 16, 2024 

    • Last Day to File a Declaration of Write-in Candidacy: Tuesday, February 20, 2024

    • Last Day to Register to VOTE: Thursday, April 4, 2024

    • First Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance: Monday, April 22, 2024

    • Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail (Received, not Postmarked): Tuesday, April 23, 2024

    • Last Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance: Tuesday, April 30, 2024
      *Note:  
      Pursuant to House Bills 1151 and 929, different deadlines apply to the last day to receive ballots sent by the following:
    1. Non-military and military voters who mailed ballots from overseas and submitted a regular state Application for Ballot by Mail (ABBM)
    1. Non-military voters who mailed ballots from overseas and who submitted a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA)
    2. Military voters who mailed ballots domestically or from overseas and who submitted a FPCA

    For additional information, please contact the Elections Division of the Office of the Texas Secretary of State at 1-800-252-VOTE (8683).

    • Election Day May 4, 2024
  • 2025 Candidate Information

    • Pick up a candidate packet in the Covington ISD Administration Office. Packets will be available on January 6, 2025
    • First Day to File for Place on the School Trustee Election Ballot is January 21, 2025. 
    • Return the completed applications to Lisa Nivens in the Superintendent’s Office by February __, 2025 by 5:00 pm

    Texas Secretary of State

    Candidate Information 

    Running for Local Office (City, Schools, Other Districts)

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    Notice of Election / Aviso de elección

    Order of Election / Orden de elección

    An election has been ordered for the purpose of electing three individuals  to serve full three year terms as trustees

    on the Covington ISD School Board.

    The following current board members terms expire May 2025: Andy Lopez and Freedom Jay.

    Sample Ballot / Boleta de muestra

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    Early Voting Locations, Dates, and Hours

    (Lugares, fechas y horarios de votación anticipada)

    Early voting by personal appearance will be conducted each weekday at the following location:

    Week One – 04/00 – 04/00 (8 a.m. – 5p.m)

    Week Two – 04/00 – 04/00 (8 a.m. – 5p.m)

    City of Covington – City Hall – Covington, TX 76636

    Election Day   5/3/2025 (7 a.m. – 7 p.m.)

    City of Covington – City Hall – Covington, TX 76636

    Applications for ballot by mail must be received (not postmarked) no later than the close of business on Tuesday, April 22, 2025. Applications for ballot by mail shall be mailed to:

    Early Voting Clerk
    Covington ISD 
    501 N Main
    Covington, TX   76636
    (254) 854-2215 ext. 1010 

    Applications for ballot by mail must be received (not postmarked) no later than the close of business on TuesdayApril 22, 2025.

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    Voter Resources


    Important Election Dates and Deadlines 

    • First Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail: Monday, January 1, 2025 

    • First Day to File for a Place on the General Election Ballot: Wednesday, January 00, 2025

    • Last Day to File for a Place on the General Election Ballot: Friday, February 00, 2025 @ 5:00 p.m.

    • Last Day to Order General Election: Friday, February 00, 2025 

    • Last Day to File a Declaration of Write-in Candidacy: Tuesday, February 00, 2025

    • Last Day to Register to VOTE: Thursday, April 00, 2025

    • First Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance: Monday, April 00, 2025

    • Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail (Received, not Postmarked): Tuesday, April 00, 2025

    • Last Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance: Tuesday, April 00, 2025
      *Note:  
      Pursuant to House Bills 1151 and 929, different deadlines apply to the last day to receive ballots sent by the following:
    1. Non-military and military voters who mailed ballots from overseas and submitted a regular state Application for Ballot by Mail (ABBM)
    1. Non-military voters who mailed ballots from overseas and who submitted a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA)
    2. Military voters who mailed ballots domestically or from overseas and who submitted a FPCA

    For additional information, please contact the Elections Division of the Office of the Texas Secretary of State at 1-800-252-VOTE (8683).

    • Election Day May 3, 2025

Archived Elections

  • Notice of Election / Aviso de elección

    Adoption of Order Canvassing Returns and Declaring

    RESULTS OF BOND ELECTION

    WHEREAS, on November 7, 2023, there was held within and throughout the territory of the Covington Independent School District (the “District”) an election (the “Election”) at which the following proposition was submitted to the resident, qualified electors of the District, to-wit:

    PROPOSITION A

    SHALL THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES (THE “BOARD”) OF THE COVINGTON INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT (THE “DISTRICT”) BE AUTHORIZED TO ISSUE BONDS OF THE DISTRICT, IN ONE OR MORE SERIES OR INSTALLMENTS, IN THE AMOUNT OF $9,970,000 FOR THE CONSTRUCTION, RENOVATION, EXPANSION, AND EQUIPMENT OF SCHOOL FACILITIES IN THE DISTRICT, WHICH BONDS SHALL MATURE, BEAR INTEREST AND BE ISSUED AND SOLD IN ACCORDANCE WITH LAW AT THE TIME OF ISSUANCE; AND SHALL THE BOARD BE AUTHORIZED TO LEVY, IMPOSE AND PLEDGE, AND CAUSE TO BE ASSESSED AND COLLECTED, ANNUAL AD VALOREM TAXES ON ALL TAXABLE PROPERTY IN THE DISTRICT SUFFICIENT, WITHOUT LIMIT AS TO RATE OR AMOUNT, TO PAY THE PRINCIPAL OF AND INTEREST ON THE BONDS, ALL AS AUTHORIZED BY THE CONSTITUTION AND LAWS OF THE STATE OF TEXAS AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA?

    WHEREAS, the tabulation of the results of the Election on Proposition A was as follows:

    143      Votes “For”

    136      Votes “Against”

    NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS ORDERED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE COVINGTON INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT THAT:

    Section 1.        Election Results.  The Election was duly called and notice thereof given in accordance with law; the Election was held in the manner required by law; only resident, qualified electors of the District voted at the Election; a written return of the election results was made to the District in accordance with the Election Code; and the resident, qualified electors of the District voting in the Election, including absentee voting, voted “FOR” or “AGAINST” Proposition A, as noted above.

    Section 2.        Tabulation of Votes.  The official returns shall be delivered to the Secretary of the Board of Trustees, who is hereby directed to enter in the Election register the tabulation of the votes cast for and against Proposition A and to preserve such tabulations as required by law. 

    Section 3.        Notice of Meeting.  The Board of Trustees officially finds, determines, recites and declares that written notice of the date, hour, place and subject of the meeting at which this Order is adopted was posted on a bulletin board located at a place convenient to the public at the District's administrative offices for at least 72 hours preceding the scheduled time of the meeting; that a telephonic or telegraphic notice of such meeting was given to all news media who have consented to pay any and all expenses incurred by the District in connection with providing such notice, both as required by Chapter 551, Texas Government Code; and that such meeting was open to the public as required by law at all times during which this Order and the subject matter thereof was discussed, considered and formally acted upon.

     

    Section 4.        Effective DateThis Order is effective immediately upon its passage and approval.

    PASSED AND APPROVED this November 13, 2023.

     Freedom Jay

     President, Board of Trustees

                                                                           

     ATTEST:

    Georgia Whittington

    Secretary, Board of Trustees

  • The purpose of the election was to elect two individuals to serve full three-year terms as trustees on the Covington Independent School District school board of trustees. Georgia Whittington and J.D. Kaye were the only candidates that submitted applications. By order of the Board of Trustees, the election was cancelled and the two candidates were certified as unopposed and elected to the board of trustees to serve full three-year terms.

    Georgia Whittington and J.D.Kaye were sworn in during the June 20, 2023 board meeting.

  • The purpose of the election was to elect two individuals to serve full three-year terms as trustees on the Covington Independent School District school board of trustees. Andy Lopez received 48 votes, J.D. Kaye received 47 votes, and Freedom Jay received 64 votes. A total of 111 registered voters voted in the election. Andy Lopez and Freedom Jay were elected by plurality to full three-year terms.

    Andy Lopez and Freedom Jay were sworn in during the June 20, 2022 board meeting.

  • The purpose of the election was to break the tie that occurred in the May 1, 2021 election between Joe Reitz and David Shane Johnson.  Joe Reitz received 50 votes and David Shane Johnson received 49 votes. A total of 99 registered voters voted in the election. Joe Reitz was elected by plurality to a full three year term. Joe Reitz was sworn in during the June 10, 2021 board meeting and began serving.

  • The purpose of the election was to elect three individuals to serve full three-year terms as trustees on the Covington Independent School District school board of trustees. Kevin Ray received 63 votes, Joe Reitz received 36 votes, Cody Nickell received 56 votes, and Shane Johnson received 36 votes. A total of 98 registered voters voted in the election. Kevin Ray and Cody Nickell were elected by plurality to full three-year terms. Joe Reitz and David Shane Johnson tied. A special election was called for June 5, 2021, to break the tie.

    Kevin Ray and Cody Nickell were sworn in during the May 10, 2021 board meeting and began serving.

  • The purpose of the election was to elect two individuals to serve full three year terms as trustees on the Covington Independent School District school board of trustees. Chris Lidster and Georgia Whittington were current members holding the two at-large positions.

    The May 2, 2020 School Trustee election was canceled. Please click below on the Order of Cancellation for more details.

    Order of Cancellation

For district information, please contact Lisa Nivens at (254) 854-2215 ext. 1010 or by email 

Covington ISD

501 N. Main

Covington, TX  76636