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School Board filings begin Mon., Dec. 7

Candidates for the Board of Education in area school districts will file their Declarations of Candidacy beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Mon., Dec. 7, and continuing Tues., Dec. 8 and Wed., Dec. 9, according to Election Board Secretaries. 

The official filing period ends at 5:00 p.m. on Wed., Dec. 9. All candidate filings will occur at the County Election Board offices.

The Board of Education positions at stake will be filled at the Board of Education Primary Election scheduled Tues., Feb. 9, 2021 and the Board of Education General Election on Tues., Apr. 6, 2021. If only two candidates file, the position will be filled at the General Election. If more than two candidates file, a Primary Election will be held. If no candidate receives more than 50 percent of the total votes cast in the Primary Election, the two candidates receiving the highest number of votes will meet in the General Election.

Questions may be directed to the Election Board Secretaries. The board secretaries and phone numbers in the Shopper’s distribution area are:  Garvin County, Doylene Cunningham, 405-238-3303; McClain County, Karen Haley, 405-527-3121; Grady County, Katrina Hughes, 405-224-1430.

The Garvin County Election Board is located inside the Garvin County Courthouse in Pauls Valley, First Floor, Room 8.  

The McClain County Election Board office is in Room 101, at 121 N. 2nd Ave. in Purcell (inside the McClain County Courthouse).

The Grady County Election Board office is located in the District Attorney Complex at 307 W. Pennsylvania Ave. in Chickasha.

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