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Qualifying begins Monday for county BOE election

Three seats on the McDuffie County Board of Education are up for grabs on Tuesday, Nov. 2.

Those seats are: Super District 1, currently held by Georgia Hobbs; District 3, currently held by Ella Samuels; and District 7, currently held by Rick McCorkle.

Qualifying for interested candidates begins at 9 a.m., Monday and runs through Friday, July 2 at noon. Persons interested in running for the four-year term of office are encouraged to obtain a qualifying information packet from the Board of Elections prior to qualifying.

To qualify, a person must be a citizen of Georgia, a registered, qualified voter, must have been a resident of McDuffie County for 12 months preceding election, must reside in the school of the position sought, must not be employed by or serving on the governing board of any private educational body or institution, must not be employed by the McDuffie County Board of Education or be on the same board, and must not be employed by either the State Department of Education or the State Board of Education.

A qualifying fee of $40 and a notice of candidacy must be filed with McDuffie County Elections Superintendent Kelvin Williams at the McDuffie County Elections and Voter Registration Complex, 808 Whiteoak Road, Thomson.

Super District 1 voters cast ballots at Queen of Angels Church, Fort Creek Church, Vanderhorst CME Church, Thomson Depot and Shrine Club. District 3 voters use polls at Queen of Angels Church and Vanderhorst CME Church. District 7 voters use the McDuffie Fire/Rescue Services Engine Co. 2 located at the airport, Marshall Baptist Church, Whiteoak Road elections office (some voters) and Dearing Gymnasium (some voters).

Mr. Williams said anyone who is not sure if they reside in a district with an open seat should look at their voter registration card. For more information, call 706-595-2105.

Web posted on Thursday, June 24, 2010

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