Good morning folks,

I just wanted to remind everyone that the deadline for filing for school board and city council/mayor is quickly approaching.

The candidate filing deadline for all school districts and all city councils is noon on Thursday, June 1. This early deadline is confusing some people because the election isn’t until Nov. 7.

All cities will elect a mayor, except Weir. Columbus will elect a city treasurer and a member of the hospital board. Scammon will also elect a city treasurer.

All candidates file with the County Clerk. They must complete the appropriate documents and pay a $20 filing fee. If candidates wish to file by petition instead of by the fee, school candidates need to contact the county clerk’s office, city candidates must contact their respective cities to find out the petition guidelines. Each city sets their petition requirements by ordinance.