Barrow County’s 2014 election season will kick off next week when candidates qualify to run in their parties’ May primaries.
On local ballots will be races for three seats on the Barrow County Board of Commissioners and for five seats on the Barrow County Board of Education.
All of the BOC incumbents are running for new terms. Most of the BOE incumbents also are planning to qualify as candidates.
In addition, the three members of the county’s delegation to the Georgia General Assembly confirmed they, too, would seek new two-year terms.
The Barrow County Republican Party will qualify its primary candidates every day next week inside the BOC meeting room at 233 E. Broad St., Winder.
The hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Monday; 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; and 8 a.m.-noon on Friday.
The Barrow County Democratic Party will qualify its candidates at its headquarters at 114 E. Midland Ave., Winder. The schedule is from 9 a.m.-noon on Wednesday; 4-7 p.m. Thursday; and 9 a.m.-noon Friday.
The qualifying fees are $180 to run for the BOC and $18 to run for the board of education.
For the full story, see the Feb. 26 issue of the Barrow Journal.