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Filing period nears for candidates of Conservation District directors

The Oklahoma Conservation Commission is providing notice that Oklahoma’s conservation districts will be holding an election for the position of board member on the 87 local conservation district boards of directors across the state. The local conservation district board is made up of five individuals who set the priorities for the conservation districts. Three of the members are elected by registered voters within the district and two are appointed by the Conservation Commission upon recommendation by the local conservation district board.

The filing period for the board member position is May 1-14. In order for citizens to have their names placed on the official ballot for this election they must fill out and submit a Notification and Declaration of Candidacy form. The form can be found on the Commission’s website at http://go.usa.gov/TjBJ or at their local conservation district office. In order to be eligible for this position, a person must be a registered voter within the boundaries of the conservation district and must have entered or will enter into a Cooperator Agreement with the local conservation district. The conservation district director election is scheduled for Tuesday, June 3, 2014. Locations of polling places will be determined at the close of the filing period.

For further information about conservation district board member elections, contact the Oklahoma Conservation Commission at 405-521-4826 or the local conservation district office. A listing of conservation district offices is available on the commission’s website at http://go.usa.gov/TjDh, or by calling the Commission office at 405-521-2384.

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