The filing deadline for candidates for the August Primary is noon on Friday, June 1.

The Aug. 7 primary election is still three months away but the filing deadline for the primary is fast approaching. The filing deadline for the Aug. 7 Primary election is noon, June 1.

Those running for a local office have to file with the Kiowa County, County Clerk and those running for state office must file with the Secretary of State.

Kiowa County positions open include:

County Commissioner District One. Incumbent John W. Unruh has filed.

Kiowa County Attorney. No one has filed.

Hospital Board-three positions. No one has filed.

Precinct Committee Person-All positions, both parties. David Allen has filed

Kansas Representative District 117. Leonard Mastroni has filed.

Primary elections are the way that Democratic and Republican Party’s nominate their candidates to go on to the November Ballot. To vote in the August Primary you must be a registered Democrat or republican.

If you are Unaffiliated, you will be required to affiliate with a party on Election Day in August only. These are party rules.

The last day to change your party if you wish is noon on June 1.

If you are a registered Democrat or Republican and wish to change to the other party to vote in the August primary, you must do so by noon, June 1. 1.

If you are not registered at all, the last day to register to vote in the August primary is July 17.

If you have had an in-state residence change, the last day to register to vote is July 7.

Reminder: If you are registered to vote for the first time in the State of Kansas you must provide Proof of Citizenship.

Other positions on the Primary Ballot.

United States Representative; Governor/Lt. Governor; Secretary of State; Attorney General; State Treasurer; Commissioner of Insurance; State Representative Dist. 113; Member State Board of Education.