LONE GROVE — Lone Grove City Council approved a resolution earlier this week calling for a general election for Ward One and Two.
City Manager Ian O’Neal said the city holds an election every three years for the two city council wards and while the candidates who file must live within the ward, any registered voters in city limits can vote in the election.
“A lot of times people think you gotta be in that ward to vote,” O’Neal said Wednesday, adding that isn’t true.
Councilors Jeremiah Evers and Bryan Marr are currently representing Wards One and Two. The two men were appointed over the summer to fill vacancies caused by deannexation of parts of the city, which ultimately caused wards to change.
“They were just appointed to make it through to this election,” O’Neal said.
The most recent detachment and revision of city wards will not allow Evers to file for candidacy in the election to represent Ward One. According to the revisions, he is now a resident of Ward Five. An election for Ward Five will not be held for another two years, though.
According to O’Neal, Marr said he was thinking of filing for candidacy.
“He said he was enjoying it,” O’Neal said.
The filing period for the election will be Monday through Wednesday, Feb. 6-8. The general election is set for Tuesday, April 4. The terms for city council last three years.
Those who wish to file for candidacy can obtain more information from the Carter County Election Board, 106 Hinkle St. SW, Ardmore.