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November 15, 2022

Beckham Co. Election Board Press Release

Candidates for the Board of Education in ten Beckham County school districts will file Declarations of Candidacy beginning 8 a.m. Monday, December 5, 2022.

Sherron Manning, Secretary of the Beckham County Election Board, said Declaration of Candidacy forms must be completed and submitted to the County Election Board no later than 5 p.m. Wednesday, December 7th when the filing period ends. Manning reminds voters that Contests of Candidacy must be filed no later than Friday, December 9th and may only be filed by another candidate for that office. Contests against unopposed candidates may be filed by contacting the County Election Board.

If more than two candidates file for the same vacant Board of Education position, a Primary Election will be held Tuesday, February 14, 2023. If one candidate receives more than 50% of the votes, that candidate will be named the elected official. If no 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 4,2023. 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:

Elk City School District, Office No. 3

Erick School District, Office No. 3

Merritt School District, Office No. 3

Sayre School District, Office No. 3

Canute School District, Office No. 3

Hammon School District, Office No. 3

Mangum School District, Office No. 3

Sentinel School District, Office No. 3

Sweetwater School District, Office No. 3

Western Technology Center, Office No. 3

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 580-928-3314 or email beckhamcounty@elections.ok.gov

The Beckham County Election Board is located at 306 E. Main St., Sayre, OK and is open from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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