Qualifying period begins for town elections

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer

The qualifying period to run as a candidate in a municipal or town election has begun.

Anyone interested in running for mayor or aldermen in the Towns of Ackerman, French Camp and Weir have until 5 p.m., March 8 to file their qualifying papers.

The towns’ elections will be held on June 4.

In the Town of Ackerman, anyone seeking to run as mayor or alderman at large must file a petition with at least 50 signatures of qualified voters of the Town of Ackerman to the town clerk by 5 p.m., March 8.

People seeking to run as Ward 1-4 aldermen for the Town of Ackerman must file a petition with at least 15 signatures of qualified voters of their respective wards of the Town of Ackerman to the town clerk by 5 p.m., March 8.

In the Town of French Camp, anyone seeking to run as mayor or alderman must file a petition with at least 15 signatures of qualified voters of the Town of French Camp to the town clerk by 5 p.m., March 8.

The Town of French Camp candidates are required to submit at least 15 signatures of qualified voters because the town has a population of less than 1,000 citizens and the town is not separated into wards.

In the Town of Weir, anyone seeking to run as mayor or alderman must file a petition with at least 15 signatures of qualified voters of the Town of Weir to the town clerk by 5 p.m., March 8.

The Town of Weir candidates are required to submit at least 15 signatures of qualified voters because the town has a population of less than 1,000 citizens and the town is not separated into wards.