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Filing Deadline For Aug. 7 Primary Election Approaching

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The Crawford County Clerk's Office reminds voters that the filing deadline for anyone wishing to run for office in the November 6th, 2018, General Election is approaching. June 1st, 2018, at noon is the deadline to file for any of the federal, state and local positions that are up for election this year.

County Clerk Don Pyle says it's also a good time to review your voter registration information at www.voteks.org or you can call his office at 620-724-6115 during regular business hours.

June 1 Deadline for Party Affiliation Changes

A state law passed in 2014 makes June 1 the deadline for making changes to your party affiliation in years that have a primary election. At the primary election, only registered voters that are affiliated with one of the two major political parties will be allowed to vote a ballot for the party that they are affiliated with. Voters that are not affiliated with any party can still vote in the primary election, but they will be required to sign a form making them a member of that party prior to voting. Voters that become members of a political party for the primary election can change their party status again, if they wish, after the primary election results are certified by the state on August 31. Only the Republican and Democratic parties have primaries scheduled for August 7, 2018. The other parties recognized by the State of Kansas do not have primary elections scheduled. These rules for party affiliation at the primary election are adopted by each of the political parties.

This is a summary of the major points of the party affiliation law:

•Registered voters who are affiliated with a party may not file paperwork to change their party affiliations from June 1 through August.

•Any person who files paperwork to change parties during the prohibited period will be asked to re-file the document September 1 or after.

•Democrats, Republicans and Libertarians may not switch party affiliations during this period.

•A member of a party may not disaffiliate from his/her party and become unaffiliated during this period.

•A registered voter who is unaffiliated may, however, affiliate with a party during this period and when voting at the primary or when requesting an advance ballot.

A Primary Election will be held on August 7th, 2018. Candidates for the following offices will be nominated by each political party which has qualified to run in the Primary Election:

One candidate for United States Representative 2nd District

One pair of candidates for Governor / Lt. Governor

One candidate for Secretary of State

One candidate for Attorney General

One candidate for State Treasurer

One candidate for Commissioner of Insurance

One candidate for State Senate, 13th District

One candidate for State Representative, 2nd & 3rd Districts

One candidate for Member, State Board of Education, 9th District

Once candidate for County Commissioner 1st & 3rd Districts

One candidate for Township Clerk, Baker Township

One candidate for Township Clerk, Crawford Township

One candidate for Township Clerk, Grant Township

One candidate for Township Clerk, Lincoln Township

One candidate for Township Clerk, Osage Township

One candidate for Township Clerk, Sheridan Township

One candidate for Township Clerk, Sherman Township

One candidate for Township Clerk, Walnut Township

One candidate for Township Clerk, Washington Township

The following officers will be elected in each political party which has qualified to participate in the Primary Election:

One Precinct Committeeman in each Precinct

One Precinct Committeewoman in each Precinct

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