The Commercial will continue to accept political announcements free for candidate running in the primary election until the filing period ends March 1.

Those who haven't already announced intentions to run in the primary election May 22 may submit announcements to the news department by March 1. After that, candidates may consider purchasing an ad.

The announcements may be emailed to, faxed to 534-0113, hand delivered or mailed to The Commercial, 300 Beech St., Pine Bluff, AR, 71601.

A deadline will be announced later for those who plan to seek an office during the general election.