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Petitions due Thursday for May 1 primary election

Posted on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 10:39 am

By Jeff Steers, editor

Residents hoping to run for positions in Coffee County government have until Thursday (Feb. 15) at noon to turn in petitions for the May 1 primary election.

To qualify, residents for Coffee County mayor, county trustee, sheriff, circuit court clerk, county clerk, register of deeds, and road superintendent must live in the county.

County Commissioners must live in the district they hope to represent. The same applies for road commissioners who are responsible for two districts and constables who are responsible for three districts.

All 21 of the county commission seats, all road commissioner and constable seats are up for a vote this year.

Coffee County Elections Administrator Vernita Davis said those interested in running need to turn in petitions by Thursday at noon at the elections commission office, 1327 McArthur St., suite 6, Manchester.

“A petition must have 25 acceptable signatures,” Davis said.

Davis said an acceptable signature means someone who is a registered voter in Coffee County. The county elections office is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Deadline for voters to registration for the May 1 primary election is Monday, April 2.

The Manchester Times will publish a list of Coffee County candidates in the Feb. 21 print edition of the newspaper. Call 931-728-7577 to subscribe to the paper.