PUTNAM COUNTY - The Putnam County Board of Elections would like to remind everyone of petition filing deadlines for 2013. The deadline for filing a partisan petition for those wishing to run in the May 7. Primary Election is 4 p.m. on February 6.

This is also the deadline to file issues for the May election. Independent candidate petitions for offices for which a primary election may be held must be filed by 4 p.m. on May 6, 2013, the day before the Primary Election. All other nonpartisan candidate petitions must be filed by 4 p.m. on August 7, 2013 for the November 5, 2013 General Election. This is also the deadline to file issues for the General Election.

Petitions are available at the Putnam County Board of Elections, 336 E. Main Street, Suite A, Ottawa, Ohio, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, please contact the Putnam County Board of Elections or the Ohio Secretary of State.