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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The November elections are just around the corner, and qualifying for three Albany City Commission seats are now opened. Wards Two, Three, and Five are up for re-election.

Current Commissioner Ivey Hines qualified this morning to seek re-election for the Ward Two seat. Demetrius Love also filed to run for the Ward Two seat.

Cheryl Calhoun filed for the Ward Three seat.  Candidates interested in running need to come by the elections office this week, and fill out a Notice of Candidacy Affidavit.

Elections Supervisor Ginger Nickerson says voter turnout varies each year.

The elections office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. thru Thursday, and 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday. Anyone interested in registering to vote has until October the 7th.

Qualifying also opened in Tifton for two city council vacancies, but no one has stepped forward. The District one and three seats are open. No one has qualified. Qualifying ends Friday afternoon at 4:30.

Voters will also decide whether alcohol can be sold on Sunday. Two referendum questions were added to the November 5th ballot. One would allow liquor by the drink in restaurants on Sundays. The other would allow package sales in stores.

Early voting began in Miller County today to fill the seat held by it's late sheriff. Sheriff Buddy Glass died back in June. Four people are vying for the position.

They are Scott Lawson from the Colquitt Police Department, R-J Lafrancois of the Dougherty County Sheriff's Office, Mike Middleton of Georgia Pacific and current acting Sheriff Shane Rathel.

Once elected the new Sheriff will serve until January of 2017. Voters who don't make it to early voting can vote in the regular special election on Tuesday, September 17th.

 

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