Filing Deadline Nears

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"The filings have gone very slowly so far, both statewide and here locally. I don't know if people are just waiting till the last minute or what, but if they are, we're going to be very busy next week."

Warren County Clerk Dot Owens is encouraging anyone who is interested in running for political office in 2006 to please sign-up as soon as possible.

The deadline is Tuesday, January 31st at 4:00pm. Owens says there will be absolutely no exceptions after that.

The number of candidates who have already filed is lower than expected. Take the race for city commission for example, only two people have filed, one is an incumbent. Owens says there must be more than nine people to sign-up in order to have a May primary.

Anyone who wishes to file can do so at the Warren County Courthouse.