Speculation over who will run for county-wide offices will soon be put to rest as candidate filings get underway this week.


Speculation over who will run for county-wide offices will soon be put to rest as candidate filings get underway this week.

Candidates for sheriff, associate commissioners and several other county-wide seats can file as early as Tues, Feb. 28. The last date to file is March 27.

County clerk offices around the lake area are ready for the candidates to begin the process.
Candidates will face-off in the August primary election with the overall winners in each party running against each other in the November general election.

In Camden and Morgan counties, candidates will take part in a lottery drawing to see where their name will be listed on the August 7 primary election ballot.

MIller County continues to use the first-come, first on the ballot system.
Morgan and Camden counties moved to the lottery system to avoid the rush of candidates camping out early at the courthouses to get their name first on the ballot.

Candidate filing is expected to be brisk in the three counties. Among the offices that will be up for election include sheriff seats, assessors, treasurers, coroners, surveyors and associate commissioners in Miller, Morgan and Camden counties.

Lake area residents will also be voting on state representatives, senators and a number of other statewide offices.
According to county clerks, voter registration generally picks up in during presidential election years in anticipation of the November general election.