An election to fill the Carroll County Board of Commissioners seat vacated by the resignation of Trent North has been scheduled for Tuesday, March 20.
North had held the seat for nearly three decades. North officially resigned last month to accept his appointment as the Douglas County School Superintendent. North’s term for District 1 was to end Dec. 31, 2020.
During his last Board of Commissioners meeting in December, North was given one final opportunity to serve as vice-chairman, a position he had held for more than 20 years. Commissioner Vicki Anderson was elected this month to succeed him in that role.
Greg Rigby, supervisor of the Carroll County Board of Elections, said the last day to register and be eligible to vote in the March 20 election will be Feb. 20.
“There are a little over 9,000 registered voters in that district,” Rigby said. “Any person who qualifies must maintain a residence within that district.”
The qualifying fee for district 1 commissioner is $204.96.
The election will be held on Tuesday, March 20, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Advanced in-person voting is 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, to Friday, March 16, at the Carroll County Elections and Registration Office. If there is a need for a runoff election, it will be held April 17.
Polling sites for the Carroll County Commission District 1 are the Bethany Church Family Life Center, Bonner Recreation Center, Lakeshore Recreation Center, Burson Center (previously EMC), Midway Macedonia Baptist Church, and the University of West Georgia Food Service Building (Z6).
All candidates must be at least 21 years of age, a registered voter, a resident of Carroll County for a period of 12 months prior to the date of the election, and a resident of the district at the time of qualifying. Any person convicted of a felony involving moral turpitude shall not be eligible unless all rights have been restored by a pardon of the State Board of Pardons and Paroles.