Additionally, 11 incumbents are vying for reelection out of the 12 seats available for election in Gordon County.
Listed in no particular order are the qualified candidates for the July local primary elections:
Gordon County Sheriff’s Office
Gordon County Clerk of Superior Court
Gordon County Coroner
Gordon County Commissioner District 3
Gordon County Commissioner District One
Gordon County Commissioner District 5
Gordon County Chief Magistrate Judge
Gordon County Probate Court Judge
Gordon County Tax Commissioner
Gordon County School Board post two
Gordon County School Board post four
Gordon County School Board post six
Qualifying time for candidates ended at noon on Friday, May 25, 2012.
Each office has specific qualifications outlined by the state. See qualifications here for each office up for election.
Voting for the local primary race, July 31, will determine who will run for office in each party, in the general elections in November, according to Gordon County Board of Elections Director Shea Hicks.
In offices with three or more candidates, one candidate must get 50 plus one percent of the votes. In the instance that percentage is not attained, due to numerous candidates for one office, a run-off will be held August 21, 2012.
The winning candidate of the run-off if necessary, will be presented on the ballot for his or her party in the general elections in November.
Gordon County citizens will choose a party ballot in the July primaries, according to Hicks, but in the general elections in November, citizens will be able to “criss-cross” parties when voting.
In order to vote, residents of Gordon County must be registered voters.
“The last day to be registered to vote or to have your name or address changed before the July primary is on Monday, July 2,” said Hicks. “Early voting will begin on July 9, and will end July 27.”
Additionally for early voting in the primary elections, Saturday voting will be held at the Gordon County Court House Annex, Saturday, July 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday voting will not be held at the regular voting precincts, and will only be available in the Gordon County Board of Elections office.
For questions, contact the Gordon County Board of Elections at 706-629-7781.
Pick up a copy of the Calhoun Times to see each office's candidates up for the Gordon County, July 31 primary election. Candidate photos along with responses to six questions asked by the Calhoun Times will be published along with each candidates photo and responses.