Candidate filing begins Feb. 6

January 31, 2023 | Featured|Headlines

NEWKIRK — Those interested in filing for office in Braman, Kaw City, Newkirk, Tonkawa municipalities and for Kay County Commissioner District No. 3 can file Declarations of Candidacy beginning at 8 a.m. on Monday Feb. 6. 

Carol Leaming, Secretary of the Kay County Election Board, said Declaration of Candidacy forms must be completed and submitted to the County Election Board no later than 5 p.m. Feb. 8.

Leaming reminds voters that Contest of Candidacy must be filed no later than Feb. 10 and may only be filed by another candidate for that office, unless a candidate files unopposed. 

Declarations of Candidacy will be accepted for the following offices: 


Trustee Seat #1    

Trustee Seat #3    

Trustee Seat #4                                    

Kaw City              


Council Member Ward #2 

Council Member Ward #4 


Commissioner #1                             


Council Member Ward #3 

Council Member Ward #4 

Council Member At Large 

Kay County Commissioner District No. 3

Declaration of Candidacy forms can be downloaded from the State Election Board website at or by contacting your County Election Board Office at 580 362 2130 or 

The Kay County Election Board is located at 219 South Main Street in Newkirk and is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

 Election date is April 4 with a runoff Election date if needed on June 13.