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Candidate filing for November election opens July 20


Cove Leader-Press 


The November 5, 2024 general election may be four months away, but the filing period opens on Saturday, July 20 and continues through Monday, August 19. 

Positions include Place 1 and Place 2 on the Copperas Cove Independent School District board of trustees.

Place 1 is presently held by Inez Faison and Place 2 is presently held by Shameria Ann Davis.

Applications for the ballot will soon be available on the district’s website at 

Candidate applications may be mailed or hand-delivered to Copperas Cove ISD, 408 S. Main St., Copperas Cove, TX 76522.

Copperas Cove ISD will be open to accept candidate applications Monday – Friday, during regular hours, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The last day to file for a place on the ballot will be Monday, August 19, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. On that day, Copperas Cove ISD will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

For the Copperas Cove City Council, the positions of Place 1, Place 2, and Mayor will be on the November ballot.

Place 1 is held by Joann Courtland and Place 2 is held by Fred Chavez. The two are term limited and cannot run for a third term of office for those positions. Dan Yancey is the current mayor and is in his first term as mayor and can run again. City council and mayor positions have term limits of no more than two full three-year terms in office.

Election packets for city council candidate will soon be available online at, and may be dropped off between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., the city secretary’s office at City Hall, located at 914 South Main St., Ste. D. Completed packets may be mailed to P.O. Drawer 1449, Copperas Cove TX 76522. Packets may be emailed to

Interested residents who wish to run for council are encouraged to file prior to the deadline, to ensure their application is verified. If no errors are found, the City Secretary will officially accept the application and notify the candidate in writing. 

If any errors are found during review, the application will be rejected and the candidate will be notified in writing as to why. Last-minute filers run the risk of not appearing on the ballot if their application is rejected. 

A few items that can cause an application to be rejected include title of the office sought is left blank or is incorrect, the application is missing the name or portion of a name, the date of birth is missing, or if the notary stamp is missing.

As per the Election Code, the City Secretary has five days to review all applications. If an application is rejected for any reason, the candidate will be notified in writing. Candidates can then resubmit a new application if they so choose.

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