FIRST DAY TO PICK UP PETITIONS - FEBRUARY 6
ELECTION PETITIONS FOR UPCOMING OFFICES -
LOUDON COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION
Scott Newman D-1 SEAT B; Bill Marcus D-1 SEAT A; Lisa Russell D-3; Gary Ubben D-5 SEAT A; Van Shaver D-5 SEAT B; Craig Simon D-7
& STATE REPRESENTATIVES
Rep. Jimmy Matlock & Rep. Julia Hurley
AUGUST 2, 2012 STATE PRIMARY/COUNTY ELECTION
BY: PAT HUNTER
Would you like to serve on the local school board, or state representative seats? This includes seats on the Loudon County Board of Education for District 1 ( two board seats - Loudon), District 3 ( one board seat - Greenback), District 5 ( two board seats - Eaton - Harrison Rd.) and District 7 (one board seat - Tellico Village), and state representatives to serve Lenoir City and Loudon County residents?
The Tennessee State Election website reads that January 6, 2012 is the "First day nominating petitions for the August primary and county general election (if no primary held) may be issued." But the word "may" does not mean "shall" and according to the local election office, the Loudon County Election Commission voted to start issuing petitions for all positions on Feb. 6, 2012 for State and local offices for the August 2, 2012 State Primary and County General Election.
State Re-Districting Plans Underway
The Tennessee General Assembly is working to complete state re-districting maps before April 5th. The deadline to qualify for the August State Primary Election is April 5, 2012 ... "To qualify for federal and state offices, and for county offices for which a primary election was not held, all petitions must be filed no later than 12:00 NOON prevailing time on this date, in the appropriate County Election Commission Office(s) or the office of the Coordinator of Elections. Any duplicate petitions that may be required, as well as the originals, MUST also be filed by this deadline".
NOTE: Related re-districting article by KNEWS Tom Humphrey - On the Hill blog "Senate Redistricting Plan To Oust Kyle, Roberts? "Republicans' state Senate redistricting plan unveiled Wednesday appears designed to effectively oust Senate Democratic Leader Jim Kyle and Republican freshman Sen. Kerry Roberts from office. The Senate plan was unveiled though (click)an email news release and the posting of (click) a map of the plan. No senators on the Senate redistricting committee were immediately available for comment and explanation. Among the highlights as they appear from the information provided:..." to read entire article (click) http://blogs.knoxnews.com/humphrey/2012/01/senate-redistricting-plan-to-o.html
Coming soon - additional information on qualifications, etc.