Starting Wednesday, people who want to serve as a college board trustee can file for the Aug. 17 special election.

The filing period for applicants for the Gillette Community College District board of trustees opens at 8 a.m. Wednesday and runs through 5 p.m. June 8.

If the majority of voters Aug. 17 support an independent college district in Campbell County, it will be governed by a board made up of the seven top vote-getters.

Applicants must be a registered voter in Campbell County, and they must not be currently holding an office or working a job that could conflict with serving on the college district board.

Applications will be at the County Elections Office in the Campbell County Courthouse, 500 S. Gillette Ave., Suite 1602. They also are available online at

Completed applications must be turned in to the elections office by the end of the business day June 8. There is no filing fee.

If you have any questions on the process, including whether you are able to hold office, call the elections office at 307-686-1892.

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“must not be working a job that could conflict with serving on the college district board.” When will the meetings be held? That pretty much eliminates the working, tax paying residents! The more I learn about this issue, the more I’m starting to question this issue! I was all for the quarter cent sales tax to support the college, until they started adding unrelated items to issue. Now someone is trying to control the makeup of the board. I’m sure this is just the beginning.

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