Potential candidates for town council positions in Twisp and Winthrop, and for the boards or commissions of the Methow Valley School District, Okanogan County Fire District 6, Cemetery Districts 1 and 2, and Hospital District 1, have until Friday (May 17) to file.

As of Tuesday afternoon (May 14), only a handful of candidates had filed for local races. For a complete update, check back at the MV News website after filing closes.

The current offices typically expire Dec. 31 and new or re-elected officials take office Jan. 1, 2014. Those filing for office must be eligible voters who are town or district residents. There will be primary elections on Aug. 6 only if more than two candidates file for a position. The general election is on Nov. 5. For more information, call (509) 422-7244.