The filing period for municipal candidates starts at noon on Friday.
Would-be mayors, city council members and city clerks will be able to submit petitions of candidacy at Logan County Clerk Peggy Fitzjurls’ offices in the Booneville or Paris courthouses through noon on Friday, Aug. 17.
Petitions for Booneville positions must contain the signatures of at least 30 registered voters. Magazine and Blue Mountain candidate positions must contain the signatures of at least 10 registered voters.
Candidate signs for what is shaping up to be a crowded field for the mayor’s office in Booneville began appearing in the city about a month ago. Speculation has included as many as seven different prospective candidates.
Current Mayor Jerry Wilkins, who has served four four-year terms, was first elected to the office in a four person race in 2002.
Mayor races could open county wide as Magazine, Blue Mountain, Ratcliff, Scranton and Paris mayors are all reaching the end of their current terms.
Also up this cycle is the city clerk position in Booneville where Gaylene West is completing her first four-year term.
The Magazine Recorder/Treasurer position, also a four-year position, will not be open again until 2020.
As is the case every two years, all six Booneville city council positions are also open. Interest has also been shown in a particular ward within the city, according to election officials.
Similarly, council positions in Magazine and Blue Mountain will also be open.