The statewide and City of Shawnee candidate filing period begins today. Candidates have three days to announce their run for office.

The statewide and City of Shawnee candidate filing period begins today. Candidates have three days to announce their run for office.

The filing period starts at 8 a.m., said Jeannie Stover, Secretary of the Pottawatomie County Election Board.

Filing will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, Thursday and Friday. The deadline for filing as a candidate is 5 p.m. Friday –– no exceptions.

Candidates for state offices file with the Secretary of the State Election Board in Oklahoma City. Candidates for county offices file with the Secretary of the County Election Board.

Stover said that the following Pottawatomie County offices with four-year terms will be filled this year:

• Pottawatomie County Commissioner District Two

• Pottawatomie County Clerk

• Pottawatomie Court Clerk

• Pottawatomie County Sheriff

OFFICES FOR THE CITY OF SHAWNEE:

• Office of Mayor, four-year term

• Commissioner of the First Ward, (unexpired two-year term)

• Commissioner of the Second Ward, four-year term

• Commissioner of the Third Ward, four-year term

• Commissioner of the Fourth Ward, four-year term

In Lincoln County, the offices of County Clerk, Court Clerk, Sheriff and District Two County Commissioner are also up for election this year.

For more election-related information, call the Pottawatomie County Election Board at (405) 273-8376, or visit www.elections.ok.gov.