Candidate filing begins April 3

April 1, 2024 | Featured|Headlines

NEWKIRK — Statewide election activity officially begins at 8 a.m. Wednesday, April 3.

Candidates for state offices file with the Secretary of the State Election Board. 

Candidates for county offices file with the Secretary of the County Election Board.

Kay County Election Board Secretary Carol Leaming said the following offices are up for election this year.

United States Representative, State Senator, State Representative, and Corporation Commissioner.

Kay County Commissioner District No. 2, held by Jason Shanks, Kay County Clerk, held by Tammy Reese, Kay County Court Clerk, held by Marilee Thornton, and Kay County Sheriff held by Steve Kelley.

Filing forms and information for county offices may be obtained by contacting the Kay County Election Board at 580 362 2130 or kaycounty@elections.ok

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

Filing packets for all offices are also available for download on the State Election Board’s website at

The filing period closes at 5 p.m. Friday April 5.