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Election 2013: Qualifying begins today
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Today kicks off the qualifying period for candidates who want to run for a position in November’s municipal elections. Here’s a quick overview for each city.

Clermont

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

Positions: Mayor, two council seats

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

Gainesville

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

Positions: Mayor, Ward 1 council seat, Ward 4 council seat

Fees: Mayor, $35; council seats, $621

Gainesville School Board

Positions: Ward 1, Ward 4

Fees: n/a

Gillsville

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

Positions: Mayor, two City Council seats

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

Flowery Branch

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

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

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

Lula

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

Positions: Mayor, Ward 2, Ward 3

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

Oakwood

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

Positions: Mayor, Post 1, Post 2

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

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