Election qualifying begins Nov. 14

Deadlines related to the 2012 elections are fast approaching.

Those wishing to run for public office in Chilton County can qualify beginning on Nov. 14, and the final day for qualifying will be Jan. 13, 2012.

Offices on the ballot this election cycle will be all seats on the Chilton County Commission, Chilton County Circuit Court Clerk, and Chilton County Probate Judge.

The current county commissioners are Democrats Bobby Agee, Heedy Hayes and M.L. “Red” Turnipseed; Republicans Allen Caton, Joe Headley and Greg Moore; and Independent Tim Mims, the chairman.

Glenn McGriff is the circuit court clerk, and Bobby Martin is the probate judge.

The Primary Election is March 13, 2012, a runoff election would follow on April 24, and the General Election is scheduled for Nov. 6.

Absentee ballot applications will be available 40 days before the election, and voters must have the ballot in five days before the election.

McGriff said absentee ballots can be mailed—a signature on the ballot would have to be confirmed by two witnesses—or brought by the circuit court clerk’s office at the Chilton County Courthouse.

“You would have to turn it in yourself,” McGriff said. “Somebody can’t turn your ballot in for you.”

Those interested in qualifying for a local election could visit the meeting of the Chilton County Democratic Club at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Kountry Kitchen Restaurant in Clanton.

The local Republican Party will host “Rally for Republicans…from Chilton County to D.C.” at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 14 in the large courtroom at the courthouse, said Renee Powers with the Republican Party.

The public is welcome to attend either event.

“It’s going to be a celebratory type setting,” Powers said.

Potential candidates must fill out paperwork to qualify, and pay a fee that represents 2 percent of the salary of the position they are seeking.

Clanton

Sammons’ restoration of cars, feet aided by St. Vincent’s

News

Thorsby receives national recognition from American School Counselor Association

Clanton

YMCA opens spring soccer season in style

Clanton

Pinwheel Prevention: Butterfly Bridge hosts third annual pinwheel parade

Clanton

Chilton County experiences last total solar eclipse until 2045

Business

Heards BBQ turns the page, closes Maplesville location

Clanton

Raleigh’s Place hosting 13th Camp 1:27

Clanton

Column: New spin on Mexican food at flea market

Clanton

Giles sworn in as new Clanton City Council member

Business

Commission officially approves plan for new courthouse on Highway 145

Clanton

Chilton man convicted by federal jury after 2020 shooting

Clanton

Severe weather sweeps through Chilton County

Clanton

Spring Guide 2024: Warner’s memory lives on through YMCA learning garden

Clanton

Spring Guide 2024: Summer garden flowers coming into season

Clanton

Spring Guide 2024: Connell takes MLF tournament on hometown Lay Lake

Business

Chilton Best of the Best contest entering voting stage

Business

Column: Historic campground under new ownership

Clanton

Chilton unemployment rate increases for fourth straight month

Clanton

Little Local Spotlight: Hardee turns triple play for Knights

Clanton

Peaches growing right on time in Chilton County

Clanton

Lane closure on I-65 in Chilton County

Chilton County High School

Rebels extend winning streak to nine games, limited action during week

Clanton

Providence Baptist Church hosting Easter Sunrise Service

Maplesville

Blue Collar: Watson makes final preparations for NFL Draft at Pro Day