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Qualifying for three BOE seats ends Friday

Qualifying for three seats on the McDuffie County Board of Education began Monday and continues throughout the week.

McDuffie County Elections Superintendent Kelvin Williams said two people had filed a notice of candidacy by 4 p.m. Monday.

He said incumbent Ella Samuels had filed for the District 3 seat, and Bea Hart Moss filed for the Super District 1 seat.

The Super District 1 seat currently is held by Georgia Hobbs, whose term limit is up. In addition to Super District 1 and District 3, the District 7 seat, currently held by Rick McCorkle, also is up for grabs in the Nov. 2 election. Seats on the McDuffie County Board of Education are limited to two, four-year terms, or a total of eight years.

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 district 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 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 Mr. Williams at the McDuffie County Elections and Voter Registration Complex by noon on Friday.

Web posted on Thursday, July 01, 2010

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