A 3-day filing period will open December 2 for Graham Fishburn’s seat on the Purcell City Council and Tracy Folsom’s seat on the Purcell Public Schools Board of Education.

Declarations of candidacy will be accepted at the McClain County Election Board from 8 a.m. December 2 until 5 p.m. December 4, according to McClain County Election Board Secretary Karen Haley.

Other school board seats included in the filing period are Office 5 on the Blanchard, Dibble, Newcastle, Washington and Wayne school districts and Office 1 on the Mid-America Technology Center board.

All of the school board seats are for 5-year terms.

Candidates for Office 5 on the Lexington school board must file at the Cleveland County Election Board.

The non-partisan city council election will be February 11.

That is the same date of the primary election for school board.

There will only be a school board primary on February 11 for races that draw three or more candidates. 

If a candidate receives more than 50 percent of the votes in that race, they win the election.

If not, the top two candidates in that race will advance to the general election on April 7.

School board races that draw just two candidates will also be decided at the general election.

For more information, contact the McClain County Election Board at 527-3121 or the Cleveland County Election Board at 366-0210.

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