Candidate Filing to Begin April 8th
The statewide candidate filing period begins at 8 a.m. Wednesday, April 8th, said Jeannie Stover, Secretary of the Pottawatomie County Election Board.
Filing will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The deadline for filing as a candidate is 5 p.m. Friday, April 10th, 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 county offices will be filled this year:
COUNTY OFFICES: 4 year term
County Court Clerk
County Commissioner, District 2
OFFICES FOR THE CITY OF SHAWNEE
MUNICIPAL OFFICES: 4 year term
Commissioner of the Second (2) Ward
Commissioner of the Third (3) Ward
Commissioner of the Forth (4) Ward
Due to the State of Emergency declared by the Pottawatomie County Board of Commissioners the Election Board office is closed to the public, but election staff is still in office manning the phones and conducting election business. For this reason, it is IMPARATIVE that any person filing for an office listed above contact the Pottawatomie County Election Board by phone or email before arriving at the office to file. You can contact election staff at PottawatomieCounty@elections.ok.gov or (405)273-8376.