Okaloosa County Elections Office To Hold Class About The Candidate Process

May 5, 2017

Crestview, FL – Okaloosa County Supervisor of Elections will hold Candidate University on Thursday, June 8 and Friday, June 9. The class is for anyone interested in running for public office or wanting to learn about the candidate process. Two sessions are available – 6:00 – 9:00 PM on Thursday, June 8, in Shalimar at the Okaloosa County Administration Building and 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM on Friday, June 9, at the Supervisor of Elections Headquarters in Crestview. Please contact Katie Wainwright at 689-5600 or kwainwright@co.okaloosa.fl.us to register. The registration deadline is June 5 by 5:00 PM. More information is available online at www.GoVote-Okaloosa.com under the ‘Programs’ tab.

Candidate University consists of a three-hour curriculum focused on the fundamentals of becoming and being a candidate. Participants will be introduced to each step involved in the process including pre-filing, collecting petitions and qualifying. Campaign pitfalls will also be discussed as well as audits, recounts and contest of elections. All participants will receive a certificate upon completion of the program and there is no cost to attend.

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