Monday, April 4, 2016

Candidate Filing to Begin April 13

The statewide candidate filing period begins at 8 a.m. April 13, said Cindy Osborn, Sequoyah County Election Board secretary.
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. April 15, no exceptions Osborn said.
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 in Sallisaw.
Osborn said that the following county offices will be filled this year:
-United States Senator (6-year term)
-United States Representative District No. 2 (2-year term)
-State Representative District No. 15 (2-year term)
-Court Clerk (4-year term)
-County Clerk (4-year term)
-County Sheriff (4-year term)
-County Commissioner District No. 2 (4-year term)
-Special Fire District No. 1-Position No. 2 (5-year term)
The statewide primary election will be on June 28. If needed, the runoff primary election will be held Aug. 23.
The general election will be on Nov. 8.
For more election-related information, call the county election board at (918) 775-2614, or visit

Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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