The focus of the nation will be on the presidential race in 2012.
But there will be plenty of electoral activity locally, too, such as races for county commission seats for districts one and four, along with the chairman’s countywide post. The sheriff’s seat will be up for grabs, along with the clerk of court, superior court judges’ seats, tax commissioner, district attorney, probate judge, coroner, school board seats in districts 3, 4, 5, land surveyor and state house and senate seats.
Qualifying for local elections will begin at 9 a.m. May 23 and conclude at noon, May 25.
The county registrar’s office will be very busy in 2012. Along with the wide range of elections, the office must also make sure that voters get proper ballots, a more complicated issue given the recent adjustments of district lines following the 2010 Census.