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Filing begins December 4 for Municipal Offices


Candidates interested in filing for municipal office in City of Purcell will file Declarations of Candidacy beginning 8 a.m. Monday, December 4.

Those who wish to file for a municipal office must submit a Declaration of Candidacy to the McClain County Election Board December 5,  December 6 or December 7, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Candidate filing packets are available on the State Election Board website at https://oklahoma.gov/elections/candidates/candidate-filing.html and at the County Election Board.

In addition to the Declaration of Candidacy, candidates must also submit a Voter Registration Verification Form, which can be obtained from the County Election Board or by logging into the OK Voter Portal at https://oklahoma.gov/elections/ovp.html.

Information on the Voter Registration Verification Form must match the information provided on the Declaration of Candidacy.

Karen Haley, Secretary of the McClain County Election Board, reminds candidates that Contests of Candidacy must be filed no later than 5 p.m. Friday, December 8, and may only be filed by another candidate for that office, unless a candidate files unopposed. Contests against unopposed candidates may be filed by contacting the County Election Board.

Declarations of Candidacy will be accepted for the following offices:

Division 2 (one three-year term)

Division 3 (one three-year 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 405.527.3121 or mcclaincounty@elections.ok.gov.

The McClain County Election Board is located at 121 N Second, Purcell and is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.


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