Candidate Filings Begins For Board of Education

Ponca City Now - November 28, 2022 6:16 am

Candidates for the Board of Education in Blackwell, Kildare, Newkirk, Peckham, Ponca City, Tonkawa, and Pioneer Technology Center in Kay County School Districts will file Declarations of Candidacy beginning at 8:00 am Monday, December 5, 2022.

Carol Leaming, Secretary of the Kay County Election Board, said Declaration of Candidacy forms must be completed and submitted to the County Election board not later than 5:oo pm Wednesday, December 7, 2022 when the filing period ends, Leaming reminds voters that Contest of Candidacy must be filed no later than Friday, December 9, 2022 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 14, 2022. If one 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 14, 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 Office No. 3 for a 5 year term

Kildare School District Office No. 2 for a 3 year term

Newkirk School District Office No. 3 for a 5 year term

Peckham School District Office No. 3 for a 3 year term

Ponca City School District Office No. 3 for a 5 year term

Tonkawa School District Office No. 3 for a 5 year term

Pioneer Technology Center Office No. 1 for a 5 year term

To be eligible to vote, a voter must be registered with the county election board at an address within the geographical boundaries of the district.

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 580-362-2130 or [email protected].

The Kay County Election Board is located at 201 S. Main Street in Newkirk and is open from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

The Ponca City Board of Education has one position vacant this year – Ward #3, currently held by Judy Throop. The term of office for this seat will run from 2023 until 2028.

 

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