Monday final day to register as a candidate for 2010 elections
By Russ Pankonin
The Imperial Republican
People wanting to put their names on the ballot for the 2010 election cycle only have until Monday at 5 p.m. to get the job done.
The deadline to be a candidate in the May Primary is Monday, March 1 at 5 p.m. MT.
The deadline for incumbents has already passed, leaving only non-incumbents with the ability to file.
Chase County Clerk/Election Commissioner Debbie Clark said candidates for county and city offices and school boards can file in her office in Imperial.
Filing for natural resources districts is handled at the state level through the Secretary of State’s office.
Information for filing for the NRD board is available at the clerk’s office but the candidate is responsible for getting the information to the Secretary of State’s office.
NRD filings must be faxed to the Secretary of State’s office by 4 p.m. MT on Monday. In addition, the original filing must have a March 1 postmark and be received in the mail in Lincoln within seven days to be valid.
The only new filing for the Upper Republican NRD board as of Tuesday comes from Jason Kunkel of Lamar, who filed for the subdistrict 4 seat.
Incumbent Tim Schilke of Lamar did not file for re-election. The seat in subdistrict 8 has no current filings. Incumbent Mike Mosel of Ogallala did not file.
Other new filings include Bill Mollring of Imperial for the Imperial Airport Authority and Glen Yoder for Imperial city mayor.
Incumbent Annie Longan and Dwight Coleman of Imperial have already filed for the seat.
Candidates for public power districts, educational service units and village boards have until summer to file. Those elections are held during the General Election in November.