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 Stafford County, County Clerk and those running for state office must file with the Secretary of State.

The following positions are open in Stafford County.

County Commissioner 1st District-Incumbent Commissioner Clayton Grimmet has filed; County Commissioner 2nd District (Remainder of an unexpired term). Incumbent commissioner Todd Wycoff has filed, Township Clerk for each township, One Precinct Committeeman in each precinct; One Precinct Committeewoman in each precinct.

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.

If you are not registered at all, have moved or had a name change, the last day to register to vote in the august primary is July 18.

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 4th District; Governor/Lt. Governor; Secretary of State; Attorney General; State Treasurer; Commissioner of Insurance; State Representative Dist. 113; Member State Board of Education 5th District; District Court Judge 20th District, 1st Division.