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Qualifying for commission, school board seats in March

Two county commission seats and three board of education seats are on the primary ballot May 24, with candidate qualifying to be held March 7-11, 2022. The General Election will be Tuesday, Nov. 8.

            Seats for District Commissioner 1 (west Pickens, currently held by Jerry Barnes) and District Commissioner 2 (east Pickens, vacant) are both up for election this year. District commission qualifying fees are $306.

            Elections for district commission seats were originally set up to be staggard, separated by two years, but due to the recent resignation of commissioner Becky Denney both will be held in the same year this year. The term for Denney’s unexpired seat will end December 2024.

            Three Pickens County Board of Education posts are also up for election. Those are: Post #2 (currently held by Aaron Holland); Post #3 (currently held by Tucker Green); and Post #5 (currently held by Steve Smith). Qualifying fees for these candidates are $50.

            To qualify you must live in the district for both commissioner and school board seats. See ad with qualifying districts on page 2A.

            Qualifying will be held at the Pickens County Board of Elections and Registrations Office at 83 Pioneer Road in Jasper. They can be reached at 706-253-8781.

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