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Candidates qualify next week for city elections
Voters decide council and mayor positions Nov. 7
Election

Cities hold elections this year, and some key positions, particularly mayoral seats, are up for grabs in the Nov. 7 election.

Here’s a look at how candidates can qualify for the races:

Clermont

Qualifying period: 8:30 a.m.-noon and 1-4:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday

Where: City Hall, 109 King St.

Positions: Mayor, two council seats

Incumbents: Mayor James Nix and council members Margaret Merritt (Ward 3) and Kristi Crumpton (Ward 4)

Fees: Mayor, $54; council seats, $43.20

Flowery Branch

Qualifying period: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday and 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday

Where: City Hall, 5517 Main St.

Positions: Mayor, Post 3, Post 4, Post 5

Incumbents: Mayor Mike Miller and council members Fred Richards (Post 3), Joe Anglin (Post 4) and Monica Beatty (Post 5)

Fees: Mayor, $180; council seats, $144

Gainesville City Council

Qualifying period: 8:30 a.m.-noon and 1-4:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday

Where: City Hall, 300 Henry Ward Way

Positions: Mayor, Ward 1, Ward 4

Incumbents: Mayor Danny Dunagan and council members Sam Couvillon (Ward 1) and George Wangemann (Ward 4)

Fees: Mayor, $831; council seats, $786

Gainesville Board of Education

Qualifying period: 8:30 a.m.-noon and 1-4:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday

Where: Gainesville City Administration Building, 300 Henry Ward Way, Suite 303, Gainesville

Positions: District 1 and District 4 seats

Incumbents: District 1, Brett Mercer; District 4, Delores Diaz

Fees: $174.60

Gillsville

Qualifying period: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

Where: Hall County Elections Office, 2875 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville

Positions: Mayor, Post 1, Post 2 

Incumbents: Mayor Larry Poole and Councilman Roy Turpin (Post 1). Post 2 is vacant.

Fees: Mayor, $18; council seats, $9

Lula

Qualifying period: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday

Where: City Hall, 6055 Main St.

Positions: Mayor, Ward 2 and Ward 3

Incumbents: Mayor Milton Turner and council members Marvin Moore (Ward 2) and Mordecai Wilson (Ward 3)

Fees: Mayor, $216; council seats, $90

Oakwood

Qualifying period: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday

Where: City Hall, 4035 Walnut Circle

Positions: Mayor, Post 1, Post 2

Incumbents: Mayor Lamar Scroggs and council members Sam Evans (Post 1) and Pat Jones (Post 2)

Fees: Mayor, $324; council seats, $216

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