OKLAHOMA CITY - A special election has been scheduled for vacant Oklahoma County court clerk position, the Oklahoma County election board reported Tuesday.

The filing period for the special election will be Dec. 7 to 9; the special primary election will be held on March 1, 2016; and the special election will be held on April 5, 2016, Gov. Mary Fallin said in an executive proclamation.

If a special primary election is not necessary, the special general election will be held on March 1, 2016.

Former Oklahoma County court clerk Tim Rhodes resigned from his post to take a position at the Oklahoma Corporation Commission. The resignation will become effective Nov. 9.

The county court clerk's primary duty is to record and maintain court records filed in Oklahoma County. The court clerk's office collects and accounts for all funds deposited in connection with court proceedings including criminal fines, court costs, bond forfeitures and child support. The court clerk's office also processes passports, marriage licenses and licensing of private process servers and low point beer providers.