For those interested in throwing their hat in the ring for local office, qualifying for this year's General Primary Election for both political parties will begin next Monday, March 5 through Friday, March 9 at the Gordon County Board of Elections and Voter Registration Office, located in the Gordon County Government Plaza at 215 North Wall Street in downtown Calhoun.
Times to qualify are Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Friday, 9 a.m. - 12 noon.
Local seats up for election this year are as follows:
Gordon County Commissioner District 2, Chad Steward, Incumbent
Gordon County Commissioner District 4, Rebecca H. "Becky" Hood, Incumbent
Gordon County Board of Education Post 1, Charles "Charlie" Walraven, Incumbent
Gordon County Board of Education Post 3, Dana Stewart, (appointed by BOE)
Gordon County Board of Education Post 5, Nan Barnette, Incumbent
Gordon County Board of Education Post 7, Lawrence G. Massey, Jr., (appointed by BOE).
Qualifying fees for Gordon County Commissioner are $180; the qualifying fees for Gordon County School Board are $18.
For more information about qualifying please contact the Gordon County Board of Elections and Voter Registration Office at 706-629-7781.
The General Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, May 22, 2018. According to Shea Hicks, chairperson of Gordon County Board of Elections and Voter Registration, the last day to register to vote or to change your name or address for the General Primary Election will be on April 24, 2018. To register to vote, visit registertovote.sos. ga.gov
Statewide, all of Georgia's executive offices are up for election this year, which includes the seats of Governor, Lt. Governor, Secretary of State, Commissioner of Agriculture, Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner, Labor Commissioner, State Superintendent of Schools, and Public Service Commissioner, as well as all of Georgia's fourteen seats in the United States House of Representatives.
For more information on this year's General Primary Election, visit www.GordonCounty.org/departments/boardof-elections/