The filing period for candidates to get their name on their party’s ballot in the primaries is now open.

Candidates can file for office in the 2012 Republican and Democrat Primary elections through 6 p.m. December 15th. The Primary for both parties will be held Tuesday, March 6th, 2012.

Lubbock County Republican Party Headquarters will be open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., and until 6 p.m. on December 15th. Their office is located at 1001 Main Street, Suite 706, and they can be reached by phone at 797-3197.

The Lubbock County Democratic Headquarters will be open weekdays from 1 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. Their office is located at 2809 74th Street, and their phone number is 749-8683.

Anyone with questions regarding petition requirements, filing fees, or other information regarding the filings is asked to contact their local party for more details.