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Candidate qualifying for six local elections begins Monday, March 5 and ends Friday, March 9. Candidates must qualify at the Pickens County Elections & Registration office.  The office will be closed from noon to 1 p.m. for lunch. Qualifying dates, times and fees are as follows: 

 

 

County Commissioner District 1 

Candidates can qualify: Monday, March 5 – Thursday, March 8 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Friday, March 9 from 9 a.m. to noon. 

Qualifying Fee: $306

Jerry Barnes (incumbent), Bart Connelly, and Amberle Godfrey have announced they will run for this seat. 

 

Pickens County School Board Posts 2, 3 and 5

Candidates can qualify: Monday, March 5 – Thursday, March 8 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Friday, March 9 from 9 a.m. to noon.

Qualifying Fee: $50

These seats are currently held by Daniel Bell, Post 2; Byron Long, Post 3; and vice chair Delane Lewis, Post 5. Bell has announced he will not seek re-election. Tucker Green has announced he will run for Post 3. Long and Lewis have not made public announcements at this point. 

Jasper Council

 

A special election in Jasper to fill the council member seat vacated by Jim Looney when he was appointed as city manager. 

Candidates can qualify: Monday, March 5 – Friday, March 9 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Qualifying Fee: $35

As of press time, no one has announced they will run for this office. 

 

Nelson Council

 

A special election to fill the council member seat vacated by Mike Haviland when he ran for mayor.

Candidates can qualify: Monday, March 5 – Wed. March 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Qualifying Fee: $25

As of press time, no one has announced they will run for this office. 

 

     The election primary will be held May 22. Early voting runs April 30 through May 18. The last day to register to vote is Tuesday, April 24. Saturday voting is May 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Candidates must qualify at the Pickens County Elections & Registration office at 83 Pioneer Road, Jasper. They can be reached at 706-253-8781. Regular hours are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

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