The candidate filing period for the May 6 primary election is open.

The filing period ends Feb. 7 at noon.

New filings:

• Kenneth W. Garrett Jr., Democrat, Hanover Town Council at large

• Martha Jane Shimfessel, Democrat, 1-1 Precinct Committeeman

• Ray Denning, Republican, County Council District 1

• Lucile M. Dunn, Democrat, Republican Township Advisory Board