The 2020 election year is fast approaching and The Shawnee News-Star is outlining guidelines for the submission of candidate announcements.

The News-Star will accept and print announcements/candidate introductions for candidates in local races. The filing period is scheduled in April 2020.

Candidates, if they choose to participate, can submit their candidate announcements to the News-Star for publication on a local news page. Announcements should be 400 words or less and must be received by May 27, 2020. No announcements will be accepted after May 27, 2020 and no announcements will be printed after May 31, 2020.

One announcement submission per candidate is allowed; anything else would be considered an advertisement.

Press release announcements or any questions should emailed to: A photograph may be included. The candidate is also asked to include a phone number in case we have any questions.

Please call (405) 273-4200 for further information on placing election-related ads.