It’s not a presidential election year, but 2014 will be a big year at the polls at all levels of government — Madison County included.
Board of commissioners seats in districts 3, 4 and 5 will be up for grabs, along with board of education posts in districts 1 and 2, along with the county magistrate judge’s seat.
Incumbents on the BOC whose seats will be up for election in 2014 include Mike Youngblood, John Pethel and Jim Escoe. Incumbents on the school board whose terms will expire are Robert Hooper and Arlen Johnson.
Long-time incumbent magistrate judge Harry Rice announced at the beginning of his current term that he will retire at the end of 2014.
County commissioners approved qualifying fees for local races Monday.
The qualifying fees are as follows:
•Magistrate judge: $1,491.65.
•Board of Education: $80.22.
•Board of Commissioner: $216.