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Loretta Mason
Election Administrator/Voter Registrar
Email: lmason@co.panola.tx.us

Kelsey Gates 
Deputy Election Administrator/
Deputy Election Registrar
Email: kelsey.lake@co.panola.tx.us

110 S. Sycamore, Room 100
Carthage, TX 75633

Phone: (903) 693-0370
Fax: (903) 693-7283

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  • May 6th Uniform Election 

    We do not have any elections for May. Check with your city and schools to see if they are holding their own election, for results. 


    November 7th Uniform Election

    (These will be links when we have the information to post)

    Unofficial Results

    Preliminary Election Reconciliation 

    Official Election Reconciliation 

    Official Totals 

  • Election Code Sec. 52.008(b) – Printed Sample Ballots are required to be on yellow paper

    Sample Ballots will be posted here as soon as they become available. 
  • Vote Texas - Voters with Special Needs

    Vote Texas- Your Rights

    Notice of Voting Priority


    On Election Day, all polling locations will be open 7am-7pm
    If you need to vote by curbside, please call 903-693-0370 and we will be happy to help you do this. During early voting a member of our staff will come out and help you. On election day a member of our staff will contact the workers at your polling location and have them come out to you.


    You are eligible if you:

    ·         Are registered to vote in Panola County 

    ·         Do not hold an elected office

    ·         Are not a family member of an elected official on the ballot

    ·         Are not the employee of an elected official

    ·         Enjoy working with the public

    ·         Able to take direction well and not easily distracted

    ·         Have dependable transportation to the Election Polls

    ·         Can work variable or long hours on election day

    General Job Duties:

    ·         Qualifying the voter

    ·         Assisting the voters with the election equipment

    ·         Opening and closing the election polls

    ·         Able to work nights and weekends (early voting)

    ·         Translate if needed (bilingual clerks) 


    Student Election Worker



    Volunteer Deputy Voter Registrar-Non Paid Volunteer Position Only


    If interested contact Elections Administrator at 903-693-0370
    or by email at lmason@co.panola.tx.us


    Election Worker Application 

    Online Poll Worker Training Program

  • What are Student Election Clerks?

    High school students who are 16 years of age or older now have the opportunity to participate in the electoral process by serving as Student Election Clerks at any polling place during Early Voting or on Election Day. A student who is at least 16 years of age and who is enrolled in a public or private high school or home school and has the consent of the Principal (or parent/legal guardian in charge of education in home school) may serve as a Student Election Clerk. Our office must receive written authorization from the student’s parent or guardian for the student to serve in the election for which he or she is appointed.

    This program is designed to provide students with a greater awareness of the electoral process and the rights and responsibilities of voters. The students will assist their local election officials by filling positions at polling places during the Early Voting period or on Election Day and working under the direction of the Presiding Judge.

    What are the benefits of serving as a Student Election Clerk?

    Some of the benefits of serving as a Student Election Clerk are:

    • Election workers are paid hourly for their service
    • Students will gain practical experience by serving their community and the State of Texas
    • Experience as a Student Election Clerk is an impressive addition to a resumé or college application
    • Students can take part in a rewarding activity while learning about the democratic process
    • Students can earn community service hours for school

    What are the responsibilities of a Student Election Clerk?

    Working under the supervision of the Presiding Judge, Student Election Clerks may assist with the following duties:

    • Organizing the polling place before the polls open
    • Ensuring that qualified voters are permitted to vote
    • Checking in and processing voters
    • Distributing ballots to registered voters
    • Providing instructions and assistance to voters
    • Explaining the use of the voting equipment
    • Maintaining order in the polling place during Early Voting or on Election Day
    • Obtaining results after the polls are closed and closing the polling place

    What are the required qualifications of a Student Election Clerk?

    To qualify as a Student Election Clerk, the student must:

    • Be at least 16 years old on Election Day
    • Be enrolled in a public, private, or qualified home school
    • Be a U.S. Citizen
    • Have consent of his/her parent or legal guardian to work the election
    • Have consent of his/her school Principal (or parent/legal guardian for home-schooled students), and
    • Complete any required election worker training program

    How to Apply

    Fill out the Student Election Clerk Application and Permission Form

    • Have your parent or guardian sign the parent/legal guardian permission portion.
    • Have your school Principal sign the school Principal authorization portion. Also, take the proper steps to ensure that your absence from school in order to work during Early Voting or on Election Day will be excused.
    • If selected, attend the required election training class prior to serving as a Student Election Clerk. This training provides all the necessary information and knowledge to be a successful elections clerk.
    • Work at the polls as assigned during Early Voting or on Election Day.

    Important Notes:

    • A school district may excuse a student for the purpose of serving as an Early Voting and/or Election Day Student Clerk for a maximum of two days in a school year. (Example: A student could work two weekdays during Early Voting for an election held on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, and then also work on Election Day, as the student would only have to be excused from school for two days.)
    • Up to four Student Election Clerks may work at a single Early Voting site at a time, and up to two Student Election Clerks may work at an Election Day polling place at a time.

    Remember… When you turn 18, you will have reached the age to serve as a regular Election Clerk or Presiding Judge.

    For more information please contact the Panola County Elections Department at (903) 693-0370.

  • Election Training for our Election Judges and Alt. Judges will be posted here. 

    November 8th, 2022

  • Here is a link to the Texas Ethics Commission. They have all of the forms and can answer any questions you may have as a Candidate. 



    Texas Ethics Commission (512)-463-5800