Election Commission Offers Class on Running for Office
People who are running for office can find out how to do it at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at the Operations Center of the Shelby County Election Commission (SCEC), 980 Nixon Drive.
“This informational session is in a classroom format. To be clear, it will not address what candidates need to do to campaign for office,” said Linda Phillips, administrator of elections. “It is solely for the purpose of educating people about the procedure to qualify for candidacy, and their responsibilities with regards to campaign finance requirements.”
The class will last about an hour and is completely nonpartisan.
SCEC began issuing petitions to run for office in the May county general primary on Nov. 17. Petitions will continue to be issued until the qualifying deadline, which is Feb. 15 at noon.
Petitions are available at either of the SCEC offices. The commission’s second office is located at 150 Washington Ave.
Though it is not necessary to register to attend the Saturday class, those who do will be guaranteed a printed packet of information.
“If there’s a lot of interest, we may not have enough printed packets to go around if people don’t let us know they’ll be attending,” Phillips said.
To register, contact Carol Collinsworth at 222-1203, or email her at
– Daily News staff