Qualifying for local 2016 races will be held early next month.
Candidates — for partisan and non-partisan races — will qualify at the Madison County Board of Elections and Registration Office in the government complex.
Qualifying for Madison County offices will begin at 9 a.m., Monday, March 7, and end at noon Friday, March 11. The general primary will be held May 24.
Qualifying fees are as follows: sheriff, $1,779.86; clerk of court, $1,491.65; tax commissioner; $1,491.65, probate judge, $1,491.65; chairman, BOC, $1,779.86; coroner, $294; county surveyor, $10; board of education, $80.22; district commissioner, $216.
“If qualifying in a partisan position, please make checks payable to the respective party,” officials said. “For nonpartisan positions, please make checks payable to Madison County BOC.”
Partisan races up for grabs this year will be the chairman’s seat, and district 1 and 2 posts at the county commissioners’ table, as well as the sheriff’s seat, the Clerk of Superior Court, tax commissioner, coroner, district attorney and county surveyor.
Beyond the presidential election, other partisan races include the U.S. House District 9, Public Service Commission, State Senate District 47 and State House Districts 32, 33.
Non partisan offices up for election in 2016 include probate judge and districts 3, 4 and 5 on the county school board.
Key dates for 2016 elections include:
•March 1 — presidential preference primary.
•March 7-11 — qualifying.
•May 2 — advance voting beings for primary/nonpartisan/special election.
•May 24 — primary/general nonpartisan/special election.
•July 5 — advance voting begins for primary/nonpartisan/special runoff.
•July 26 — primary/nonpartisan/special runoff.
•Oct. 17 — advance voting begins for general/special education.
•Nov. 8 — general/special election.
•Dec. 6 — general/special runoff for local and state offices.
•Jan. 10, 2017 — general runoff for federal offices.