CRESTVIEW — The Okaloosa County Supervisor of Elections will hold Candidate University on Thursday, June 8 and Friday, June 9.

The class is for anyone interested in running for public office or wanting to learn about the candidate process. Two sessions are available – 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, June 8, in Shalimar at the Okaloosa County Administration Building and 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, June 9, at the Supervisor of Elections Headquarters in Crestview.

Candidate University consists of a three-hour curriculum focused on the fundamentals of becoming and being a candidate. Participants will be introduced to each step involved in the process including pre-filing, collecting petitions and qualifying.

Campaign pitfalls will also be discussed as well as audits, recounts and contest of elections. All participants will receive a certificate upon completion of the program and there is no cost to attend.

Contact Katie Wainwright at 689-5600 or to register. The registration deadline is June 5 by 5 p.m. More information is available at under the ‘Programs’ tab.