NEW ALBANY, Ind. (WDRB) -- The Floyd County Democratic Party has announced they are accepting applications to fill a township board vacancy.

In a release, Chairman Adam Dickey announced that the vacancy comes after the passing of Ray Schickel, who had been on the board since 2014. 

Dickey says a committee including himself, Franklin Township Precinct Committeewoman Karen Compton, and Floyd County Vice Chair Sarah Bonifer, will review applications. 

Dickey said in a statement, "Floyd County Democrats take the responsibility of filling this vacancy on the Township Board and we are committed to selecting the best applicant for the position. Our chief priority will be to select a candidate who is committed to the position and will work with the Township Trustee and other members of the Township Board to meet the needs of the community." 

The release goes on to say those interested must file a declaration of candidacy and an application with the party chair by 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18.

Candidates must be a resident of the Franklin Township and be at least 18 years old. 

Filing forms may be picked up at the Democratic Party Headquarters at 312 Bank Street in New Albany.

Forms may be returned to the headquarters in person, or mailed to the following address: Attn: Adam Dickey, Floyd County Democratic Party, P.O. Box 2104, New Albany, Ind., 47150. 

The committee may conduct in-person interviews depending on the number of applicants before making a selection. 

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