Letter: Important dates for voters

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Dear Editor,

I would like to take this time to update the voters of Cannon County on some important dates coming up over the next few months.

Starting November 22nd, 2013 petitions for all elected offices (with the exception of the petitions for candidates for the School Board in districts 2, 4 and 5) in Cannon County can be picked up at the Election Office during normal office hours. Candidates wanting petitions for the office of School Board in districts 2, 4 and 5 can be pick them up on January 3, 2014.

The qualifying deadline for candidates is February 20th, 2014 at 12 PM (NOON) with the exception of School Board candidates in districts 2, 4 and 5 which will have a qualifying deadline of April 3, 2014 at 12 PM (NOON).
The Republican Primary for candidates running for an elected office, with the exception of the School Board Members, will be held on May 6th, 2014.

The general election for all elected offices and School Board candidates in districts 2, 4 and 5 will be held on August 7th, 2014.

I would like to take this opportunity to invite everyone to view the website for the Cannon County Election Office at: www.cannoncountyelections.com and if you use the social network Face Book then please type in the search box Cannon County Election Commission and "Like" the page. Both of these are updated regularly and have a lot of useful information for the voters.

The last date to register to vote to be eligible to vote in the May 6th, 2014 Republican Primary will be April 7th, 2014.
The last date to register to vote to be eligible to vote in the August 7th, 2014 general election will be July 8th, 2014.
This upcoming primary and general election will include the candidates running in the 16th Judicial District as well as our local candidates. I would like to encourage everyone to register to vote so you can have an opportunity to participate in both the primary and general election process.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call the Cannon County Election Commission Office between 8 am and 4 pm Monday through Friday at 615-563-5650 or the State office 615-741-7956.

Corey Davenport
Election Commission Chairman

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