The official candidate qualifying period begins at
NOON, on Monday, June 18, 2018 and will end at NOON, on Friday, June 22, 2018.

However, there is a 14-day period in which qualifying officers may accept qualifying papers for statewide, multi-county, county, and district candidates to be processed and filed during the qualifying period. If you are a candidate who will be out of pocket during the official qualifying period, you may take advantage of this 14-day time span which begins on Monday, June 4th. For additional information or if you have any questions, please contact your Supervisor of Elections at

NOTE: THIS DOES NOT APPLY TO MUNICIPAL CANDIDATES. Municipal candidates may file their qualifying paperwork beginning now and must complete all paperwork necessary no later than NOON, on Monday, June 18, 2018.

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Your Vote is Your Voice…and Taylor County voters were sure to make their voices heard during the 2016 election cycle.


We hear about historical elections all the time, but during the 2016 calendar year we actually lived through one…and survived.


I do believe 2016 was the longest election year we, at your elections office, have ever experienced. We saw a record number of local candidates and we had a record number of voters requesting to vote by mail. Additionally, we had a record number of voters cast their ballot early and of course those traditional voters who like to cast their ballot on election day made sure to squeeze in enough time to make sure that was accomplished.


Yes – Taylor County, your voices were heard.


Over the last eight years I have worked diligently to bring you secure, accurate, and easily accessible elections. Change has been slow and steady and I look forward to leading the voters and the community through more positive changes as we begin the preparations to introduce our newly purchased voting equipment to each and every one of you. I am confident the transition will be smooth and seamless. 2018 will be here before we know it and your elections office is already building the foundation for another successful election, because we know that is what you expect of us and it’s what we expect of ourselves.


As your Supervisor of Elections, I would like to say thank you for allowing me to serve another 4-year term. I am deeply humbled by the responsibility you have entrusted in me. Even though there will never be a perfect election, it is my goal to strive for error-free elections and to ensure the integrity of the electoral process. 


Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have a question, comment, or complaint regarding your voter registration or voting experience. My office is located on the second floor of the County Courthouse and my door is always open. Please feel free to call, email or stop by any time.


With kind regards,

Dana Southerland

Supervisor of Elections