Qualifying gets under way Monday for the July 20 election.
Qualifying runs from 9 a.m. on Monday, April 26, through noon on Friday, April 30. Qualifying will be held at the Probate Court office in the Banks County Courthouse, 144 Yonah-Homer Road, Room 7, Homer.
Seats to be on the July 20 ballot include:
•Two board of commission spots are up for grabs - those currently held by Rickey Cain, Post 1 (Bushville, Davids and Wilmonts); and Joe Barefoot, Post 3 (Golden Hill, Grove River and Poplar Springs. The qualifying fee is $450 for each post. Barefoot has already announced that he does not plan to seek re-election.
•Two Banks County Board of Education seats are up for election - those currently held by Ben Ramsey, Post 3 (Golden Hill, Grove River and Poplar Springs), qualifying fee $36; and Herbert 'Bo' Garrison, Post 5 (Columbia, Washington and Wilmonts), qualifying fee $39.
•At the district level, voters will decide elections for U.S. Representative 10th Congressional District, State Senator 50th District and State Representative 28th District. These seats are now held by Paul Broun, Jim Butterworth and Michael Harden.
•At the state level, voters will decide elections for both governor and lieutenant governor. Other state elections include secretary of state, attorney general, commissioner of agriculture, commissioner of insurance, state school superintendent, commissioner of labor and two public service commission seats.
The primary election is set for Tuesday, July 20. If a run-off is necessary it will be held on Tuesday, August 10.
The general election will be held on November 2, with a run-off, if necessary, set for November 30.
The November 2 general election will include several non-partisan judicial seats, proposed constitutional amendments, proposed statewide referenda and other questions/issues.