Candidates Begin Filing Period Today

Today marks the first day of the week long filing period for Arkansas candidates.  Candidates seeking to have their name on the ballot this fall must first file for candidacy at the State Capitol.  They have one week before the filing window closes.  To keep track of the candidate filings, please visit the Secretary of State’s website.  This will begin the process towards the elections.  The next move will be primary elections between candidates of the same party.  At the state legislature, all 135 seats will be up this year following redistricting.  In addition, all four congressional seats are in play this cycle.  There are no major statewide races in play this year.