Several candidates have already announced their intentions to seek local positions that will be on the ballot this year but the official qualifying won’t be until the week of March 2.

Qualifying will begin at 9 a.m. on Monday, March 2, and end at noon on Friday, March 6. The General Primary Election will be May 19; and the General Election will be Nov. 3.

Local seats on the ballot and the person currently holding the seat are: Sheriff (Carlton Speed), tax commissioner (Becky Carlan), clerk of superior court (Tim Harper), probate judge (Helen Hewell), magistrate judge (Ivan Mote), coroner (Mark Savage), commission chairman (Jimmy Hooper), District 2 commissioner (David Duckett), District 4 commissioner (Charles Turk), county surveyor (Andrew Jordan), Post 1 board of education member (Anthony Seabolt), Post 2 board of education member (Wes Whitfield) and Post 4 board of education member (Atha Dalton).

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