Corrected information about filing for municipal offices

Friday, February 5, 2010

CARROLL COUNTY -- An article in Tuesday's edition of the Carroll County News contained incorrect information about filing for municipal offices.

A filing period from noon on March 1 to noon on March 8 applies for all county offices, and for anyone running for municipal offices with party affiliation.

Those running as an independents for city offices will file between Aug. 4-24. Most municipal candidates run as independents.

Anyone running for county offices, whether or not they are affiliated with a party, must file during a period from noon on March 1 to noon on March 8.

Independents running for county offices will have to file a petition with the names of at least three percent of the number of voters in the county or district who voted in the last gubernatorial election.

County candidates with a party affiliation will not have to submit a petition. Representatives of the Democratic and Republican parties will be present at the county clerk's office during the filing period, and will assist potential candidates with their filing.

All county offices have two-year terms, so all those office-holders will be up for re-election in the fall. Election day is Nov. 2.

More information about filing for county or city offices is available through Bethe Henley at the county clerk's office, (870) 423-2022.

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