December 28, 2006
Candidate sign-up starts next Tuesday
By SUE WATSON
With election year around the corner, candidates can begin filing their applications to run for public offices in Marshall County Tuesday, Jan. 2, according to circuit clerk Lucy Carpenter.
Candidates have until March 1 to file their paperwork at the circuit clerk’s office.
Primary elections to select Democratic and Republican party candidates is August 7 with runoff elections, if there are any, August 28. Democratic and Republican front-runners and Independent candidates run in the general election November 6.
“The qualifying deadline, March 1, is the same for all candidates, even if you are running as an Independent,” Carpenter said.
Party candidates pay a qualifying fee and sign a statement of intent to be a candidate in the primary election, she said.
Independent candidates have to submit signatures on a petition, the number of signatures depending on the office. No fee is charged Independent candidates when filing.
County offices on the ballot this year include: the five district supervisor positions; chancery and circuit clerk positions; sheriff; tax collector; tax assessor; coroner; superintendent of education, county attorney, justice court judges, and constables.
State offices will be on the ballot and include: state Representatives and senators; governor; lieutenant governor; state auditor; secretary of state; commissioner of agriculture and commerce, commissioner of transportation, public service commissioner, attorney general, state treasurer, and commissioner of insurance.
Prospective candidates for county offices can get filing requirements and fee information and applications at the circuit clerk’s office beginning next week.
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