Elections in November
Candidates who plan to run in the November general and special election will need to file qualifying papers with the circuit clerk’s office between Aug. 5 and Sept. 4.
Local offices that will appear on the November ballot include the regular school board election for 5th district. Jeffre Conerly is the present holder of the seat.
In addition there is a special election for 4th district school board, vacated by the death of Eldredge Boyd.
Also on the November local ballot is the special election for 5th district supervisor, created by the resignation of Clennel Brown, who cited health reasons.
The qualifying period for the three above seats runs from Aug. 5 through Sept. 4.
Although papers cannot officially be filed until Aug. 5, at least two candidates have confirmed they plan to run for the fifth district supervisors post–Lloyd Bullock and Marvin Brister.
Former supervisor Clifton “Pop” Carr was appointed to serve until the special election. He has said he holds the post temporarily and does not intend to run.
The qualifying deadline for county election commissioners in all five districts passed June 1. Circuit clerk Vernon Alford said the present commissioners–Beth Cowart, Ricky Dowell, William Ratliff, Christy Planche and Paulette Jackson–have all filed for re-election. They have no opposition.