Board of Education Canidate Filing Begins Monday

Beverly Cantrell - December 5, 2021 12:11 am

Kay County-

Candidates for the Board of Education in Blackwell, Kildare, Newkirk, Peckham, Ponca City, Tonkawa, and The Pioneer Technology Center in Kay County school districts will file Declarations of Candidacy beginning 8:00 a.m. Monday December 6, 2021. 

Carol Leaming, Secretary of the Kay County Election Board, said Declaration of Candidacy forms must be completed and submitted to the County Election Board no later than 5 p.m. Wednesday December 8, 2021 when the filling period ends. Leaming reminds voters that Contest of Candidacy must be filed out no later than Friday, December 10, 2021 and may only be filed by another candidate for that office. 

If more than two candidates file for the same vacant Board of Education position, a Primary Election will be held Tuesday, February 8, 2022. If one candidate receives more than 50% of the votes, that candidate will be named the elected official. If no candidate receives more than 50% of the votes, the two candidates receiving the highest number of votes will vie for the vacant position during the Board of Education General Election, April 5, 2022. If only two candidates file for the same vacant Board of Education position, those two candidates’ names will appear on the General Election ballot in April. 

Declarations of Candidacy will be accepted for the following offices: 

Blackwell School District                Board Position   No. 2    5 year term 

Kildare School District                    Board Position    No. 3    3 year term 

Newkirk School District                  Board Position    No. 2    5 year term 

Peckham School                                Board Position   No. 1    3 year term 

Ponca City School District              Board Position   No. 2    5 year term                                                                                                 

– Board Position   No. 4    Unexpired term ( 2 years remaining)   

Tonkawa School District                 Board Position   No. 2    5 year term 

Pioneer Technology Center          Board Zone         No.5     5 year term 


Declaration of Candidacy forms can be downloaded from the State Election Board website at or by contacting your County Election Board office at 580-362-2130 or [email protected].  

The Kay County Election Board office is located at 201 S. Main St. in the Basement of the Kay County Courthouse in Newkirk, OK and is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. 


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