Those wishing to seek a spot on a school board in the September election can now begin circulating petitions.
Petitions can be filed with the County Clerk beginning on July 1. The filing period will close on July 8.
Those interested in seeking a spot on a school board must present a petition containing at least 20 signatures of registered voters living in the school district. In Logan County, elections will take place for board seats in the Paris, Booneville, Magazine, County Line and Scranton districts. The election will take place on Sept. 16. Early voting will begin on Sept. 9 and end on Sept. 15.
In Paris, the Position 1 seat now held by Tracy Richey will be on the ballot. Richey said last week she will seek another five-year term on the board.
In Scranton, two seats will be on the ballot. They are the Position 2 seat now held by Tim Blaschke and the Position 5 seat held by Rodney Brewer. Susan E. Linker held the Position 2 seat but resigned before her term was up. Blaschke was appointed to the seat. The winner of the September election will hold the seat until the term ends in 2016. Brewer was elected to the school board in 2009.
In Magazine, the Position 5 seat held by Joseph Haller will appear on the ballot. In Booneville, the Position 7 seat held by Carol Loyd will be on the ballot. In the County Line School District, the Position 2 seat held by David Morris will be on the ballot.
Those not registered to vote have until Aug. 9 to register and be eligible to vote in September. You can register to vote at the County Clerk’s office in the courthouse at Paris or the courthouse in Booneville.
Ballot positions for the election will be decided by a drawing to be held on July 9 at 11 a.m. at the County Clerk’s office in the Paris courthouse. The public and candidates are allowed to attend the drawing.