Filing periods set to begin soon

Randy Mitchell / The Ada NewsPontotoc County Election Board office, 131 W. 13th St., Ada. 

Two candidate filing periods will begin in April, according to officials at the Pontotoc County Election Board.

State and county candidate filing to begin April 11

The statewide candidate filing period begins at 8 a.m. Wednesday, April 11, said Cathleen Branscum, secretary of the Pontotoc 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 13, with 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.

Branscum said that the following county offices will be filled this year: county assessor, county treasurer, county commissioner district 1, and county commissioner district 3.

For more election-related information, call the county Election Board at (580) 332-4534, or visit

Town of Roff

candidate filing

set to begin April 16

Candidates for a town councilmember — unexpired term for the town of roff, in Pontotoc County may file Declarations of Candidacy beginning at 8 a.m. Monday, April 16.

Branscum said the filing period ends at 5 p.m. April 18.

Declarations of Candidacy will be accepted at the County Election Board office, 131 W. 13th St., Ada. The municipal office at stake will be filled in a nonpartisan election on June 26.

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