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December 29, 2012

City election filing to start in a few weeks

NORMAN — Filing for Norman City Council Wards 1, 3, 5, 7 and Norman Mayor will be Jan. 14-16 at the Cleveland County Election Board, 641 E. Robinson in Norman. The 2013 election calendar includes school board elections, municipal elections and candidate filing dates.

“In order to become a candidate, they have to file a declaration of candidacy form,” said Cleveland County Election Board Secretary Jim Williams. “The form is available at our office, but it has to be notarized before it can be accepted. We’re not allowed to notarize those forms here at our office.”

Moore, Slaughterville and Lexington city filings will run Feb. 4-6, also at the election board. Moore will fill positions for Wards 1, 2, and 3.

“Filing is open during regular business hours from eight to five on that Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday,” Williams said.

Noble city candidates mostly likely will file for Wards 1 and 3 on Feb. 11-13.

“We haven’t gotten the election resolution from Noble yet, but those are the dates we anticipate,” Williams said.

As of December, county records indicate there are 71,687 registered Republican voters, 67,166 registered Democrat voters, and 21,299 Independent voters for a total of 160,141 registered voters in Cleveland County.

The Cleveland County Election Board will be closed Monday and Tuesday to welcome the New Year.

“We had a holiday to make up so we’re closing on Monday for New Year’s Eve even though the county courthouse is open that day,” Williams said.

County and city offices will, of course, be closed on New Year’s Day.

The first election of the year will be the annual school election slated for Feb. 12.

“There is early voting on Friday and Monday before the election,” Williams said. “Both Friday and Monday the voting hours are from eight until six.”

Early voting is only at the Election Board Office, 641 E. Robinson in Norman.

On Feb. 12, polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the affected precincts.

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