Decatur County municipal qualifying begins Aug. 31
Published 4:44 pm Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Qualifying to run for a local city council seat will begin on Monday, Aug. 31, at 8:30 a.m. and will run through 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 4.
The cities of Attapulgus, Bainbridge and Climax, and the Town of Brinson are scheduled to hold municipal elections on Nov. 3. Persons seeking to run for office need to qualify in order to be on the ballot.
Qualifying will begin on Monday, Aug. 31, at the Decatur County Board of Elections and Voter Registration’s office located at 122 W. Water St., which is in the Courthouse Annex across the street from the Firehouse Gallery. It will end on Friday, Sept. 4, at 4:30 p.m.
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Among some of the qualifications for running for office in those municipalities are you must be a registered voter and you must be a resident of the city or within the district which you intend to run in.
Candidates must also pay the qualifying fee outlined by each municipality, or a candidate may file a pauper’s affidavit in lieu of paying the qualifying fee. No cash can be accepted for the qualifying fee; please only check or money order.
The following are the seats and qualifying fees for each municipality in Decatur County:
Attapulgus – The Mayor and all Council seats are up for election. The qualifying fee for Mayor is $35 and for a Council seat is $18.
Bainbridge – There are three Aldermen seats up for election this year; Seat 4, District A, and Seat 5 and Seat 6, both in District B. The qualifying fee an Alderman seat is $90.
Brinson – The Mayor and Council seats Post 1 and Post 3 are up for election this year. The qualifying fee for Mayor is $72 and $43.20 for Council seats.
Climax – Two Council seats are up for election this year. The qualifying fee is $20.
For more information, please call the Board of Elections and Voter Registration at (229) 243-2087.
Information provided by Carol Heard.