Filing approaching for municipal offices
Candidates interested in filing for municipal office in 11 LeFlore County municipalities will file declarations of candidacy starting 8 a.m. Feb. 6.
Sharon Steele, secretary of the LeFlore County Election Board, said declaration of candidacy forms must be completed and submitted to the County Election Board by 5 p.m. Feb. 8 when the filing period ends. Steele reminds voters that contests of candidacy must be filed no later than Feb. 10 and may only be filed by another candidate for that office, unless a candidate files unopposed.
Declarations of candidacy will be accepted for the following offices:
Town of Arkoma (3) board of trustees and city clerk/treasurer; town of Bokoshe (2) board of trustees; city of Heavener commissioners in Ward 2 and 4, mayor and treasurer; town of Howe (3) board of trustees; Panama (3) board of trustees, clerk/treasurer, (1) board of trustees 2 year unexpired term; town of Pocola board of trustees office 1, 3, 5 and town clerk/treasurer; city of Poteau councilmember ward 1, 2, 3, 4 (seat 2), marshal/chief of police, mayor and street commissioner; town of Shady Point (3) board of trustees, (1) board of trustees two-year unexpired term; town of Spiro board of trustees office 1, 3, 5 and town clerk/treasurer; town of Talihina (2) board of trustees, (1) board trustee unexpired term; town of Wister (3) board of trustees, city clerk, (1) board of trustees unexpired term and city treasurer unexpired term.
Declaration of candidacy forms can be downloaded from the state election board website at Oklahoma.gov/elections or by contacting your county election board office at (918) 647-3701 or by email at [email protected].
The municipal offices will be filled in the nonpartisan general election April 4.
The LeFlore County Election Board is at 103 North Church in Poteau.. Hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.