Oklahoma's statewide candidate filing period begins next week.

MIAMI – The statewide candidate filing period begins at 8 a.m. Wednesday, April 11 and continues through Friday, April 13, announced Verna L. Ferris, Secretary of the Ottawa County Election Board.

Filing will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. The deadline for filing as a candidate is 5 p.m. Friday, April 13, no exceptions.

Candidates for state offices file with the Secretary of the State Election Board in Oklahoma City. Candidates for county offices file with the Secretary of the County Election Board.

Ferris said that the following county offices will be filled this year:

County Assessor County Treasurer County Commissioner - District #1 County Commissioner - District #3

For more election-related information, call the County Election Board Office at 918-542-2893, or visit www.elections.ok.gov.