Filing deadline for incumbents Feb. 18
The filing deadline for incumbents wanting to seek re-election in the May 12 Primary Election have until 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18.
If a current elected office holder seeks election to a different office, they are still considered an incumbent and must meet the Feb. 18 deadline.
Thus far, the only incumbents who have filed so far include District 1 county commissioner Sid Colson on the Republican ticket and school board president Jayson Bishop.
Other incumbents up for election in this cycle and the number to be elected include:
• Grant city council (2)—Matthew (Matt) Greenwood, Kimberly Bishop;
• Perkins County School board (3)—Larry Pritchett, Angela Patrick, Bishop.
•Perkins County Hospital board (2)—John Long, Dianne Harms.
All of the positions listed above are for four-year terms.
The PCHS board members are elected in the Primary Election.
Normally, the deadline falls on Feb. 15. Since that day falls on a Saturday and Presidents’ Day falls on Monday, Feb. 17, incumbents get until 5 p.m. Tuesday night.
Non-incumbent office filers will get a one-day deadline reprieve to 5 p.m. Monday, March 2. The normal March 1 deadline falls on a Sunday so the deadline is automatically extended one day.
The incumbent filing deadline for the Village of Elsie, Village of Madrid and Village of Venango does not occur until July 15, with the non-incumbent filing date at Aug. 3.