July 1 Deadline for Potential Independent Political Candidates

(BEDFORD) – Potential candidates in the General Election need to take notice of an upcoming deadline.

Those filing as an independent candidate need to submit signatures of registered voters by July 1, 2019 to the Lawrence County Voters Registration Office so those signatures can be verified.

Once the signatures are verified, independent candidates have until July 15 to file for the office.

Democrats and Libertarians have until noon July 3, 2019 to fill vacancies on the General Election ballot.

Not all seats up for election on the ballot have Democratic challengers.

So far, only one Democrat has been appointed to fill a vacancy and that is Clarice Guy who is seeking election to the Bedford City Council District 5 seat.