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School board filings start Dec. 7

Candidates for the board of education in 17 LeFlore County school districts will file their declarations of candidacy starting at 8 a.m. Dec. 7 and continuing through Dec. 9, according to LeFlore County election board secretary Sharon Steele.

Steele said the official filing period ends at 5 p.m. Dec. 9. All candidate filings will occur at the LeFlore County Election Board office at 103 N. Church Street in Poteau.

The board of education positions at stake will be filled at the board of education primary election scheduled Feb. 9, 2021 and the board of education general election April 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.

Candidates may file for the following offices:

Arkoma office 1; Bokoshe office 1 and 4 (unexpired term); Cameron office 1; Fanshawe office 2; Heavener office 1; Hodgen office 2; Howe office 1 and special election; LeFlore office 1; Monroe office 2; Panama office 1; Pocola office 1; Poteau office 1; Shady Point office 2; Spiro office 1; Talihina office 1; Whitesboro office 1; and Wister office 1.

For more information, call the LeFlore County election board at (918) 647-3701.

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