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Filing Deadline for County Elections Coming Up, Many Positions Up for Re-Election

Filing Deadline for County Elections Coming Up, Many Positions Up for Re-Election
December 08
08:12 2021

The general election for 2022 is a long way off but anyone interested in running for a position in the county must act quickly to meet the filing deadline.

Laura Watkins is the Elections Administrator for Palo Pinto County and says filings must be made by December 13. Here is a list of all positions up for re-election.

  • County Judge
  • County Clerk
  • District Clerk
  • County Treasurer
  • County Commissioner Precinct 2
  • County Commissioner Precinct 4
  • Justice of the Peace #1
  • Justice of the Peace #2
  • Justice of the Peace #3
  • Justice of the Peace #4
  • Justice of the Peace #5

If you would like to be included on the ballot for county office, follow these three steps. 1) Contact the county elections officer or your party’s county chair. The elections officer can provide information about the availability of filing papers and answer questions regarding nominating petitions and other ballot procedures. 2) Arrange to pick up required paperwork. 3) Return your completed paperwork within the designated filing window. Political party candidates file with their party’s county chair. Independent candidates file with the county judge. If a party nominates a candidate who dies, withdraws, or is determined ineligible, the deadline for candidates from that party to file is extended by five days.

Submit application to:
Palo Pinto County Judge, 520 Oak St, Palo Pinto, TX, 76484, US

Republican Party Chairwoman, Barbara Upham, 2801 Highway 180 E, Suite 16, Mineral Wells TX, 76067

Democratic Chairwoman Carla Porter, PO Box 151, Mineral Wells, TX 76068

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