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2020 State Elections and Voter Registration Calendar courtesy of the Georgia Secretary of State's Office.
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2020 Local Election and Voting Information
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - 2020 is going to be a big election year with the Presidential Primary and Election occurring as well as local, non-partisan, state, and federal elections. Here is list of qualifying fees and local offices that will be on the ballot this year. Pike County Times will update with Griffin Judicial Circuit, and state and federal offices at a later time.

Qualifying will be held beginning Monday, March 2 at 9 a.m. and will end on Friday, March 6 at noon.

Here is a list of the local county and school offices that will be on the ballot in 2020 as well as the current office holders.

Pike County Elected Offices

Commission-Chairman will be on the ballot. This seat is currently held by Briar Johnson. The qualifying fee is $180 which is 3% of the $6,000 Base Salary.

Commission District 3 will be on the ballot. This seat is currently held Jason Proctor who won this special election in November of 2019. The qualifying fee is $162 which is 3% of the $5,400 Base Salary.

Tax Commissioner will be on the ballot. This seat is currently held by Donna M. Chapman. The qualifying fee is $1,392.25 which is 3% of the $46,408.38 Base Salary.

Superior Court Clerk will be on the ballot. This seat is currently held by Pam Thompson who was appointed to fill the rest of Carolyn Williams' term when she retired in 2019. The qualifying fee is $1,392.25 which is 3% of the $46,408.38 Base Salary.

Probate Judge will be on the ballot. This seat is currently held by Lynn Brandenburg who is retiring at the end of this term. The qualifying fee is $1,392.25 which is 3% of the $46,408.38 Base Salary.

Magistrate Judge will be on the ballot. This seat is currently held by Marcia J. Callaway-Ingram. The qualifying fee is $1,392.25 which is 3% of the $46,408.38 Base Salary.

Sheriff will be on the ballot. This seat is currently held by Jimmy Thomas. The qualifying fee is $1,616.40 which is 3% of the $53,880.12 Base Salary.

Coroner will be on the ballot. This seat is currently held by Terrell Moody. The qualifying fee is $298.54 which is 3% of the $9,951.43 Base Salary.

Board of Education

District 3 will be on the ballot. This seat is currently held by Denise Burrell. The qualifying fee is $72. The Base Salary is $100 per meeting up to 3 meetings per month.

District 4 will be on the ballot. This seat is currently held by Beth Camp. The qualifying fee is $72. The Base Salary is $100 per meeting up to 3 meetings per month.

District 5 will be on the ballot. This seat is currently held by Emily O’Steen. The qualifying fee is $72. The Base Salary is $100 per meeting up to 3 meetings per month.

Closing

If you are not registered to vote already, you so do so at https://www.mvp.sos.ga.gov/MVP/mvp.do. You can also find important voter information there as well as a sample ballot after qualifying is completed.

After March 6, 2020 when qualifying is complete, Pike County Times will have a list of all of the candidates and will be soliciting a 500 word or less statement on why they are the best candidate for their office as well as their contact information.

Thank you for reading and supporting Pike County Times!

1.27.20
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