|Published: 9:19 AM, 09/11/2013
Author: Michael Thomason
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
It's nearly a year away, but 2014
will see a heavy election cycle after the past several years have
been low key and quiet in Monroe County elections.
All the big seats will be up for grabs
in the county. Mayor, sheriff, county clerk, circuit court clerk,
register of deeds, trustee and road superintendent will all be on the
ballot, leading to heavy politicking in the area. The party primaries
will be held May 6.
It will be Nov. 22 before any petitions
can be turned in for any primary challengers. They will then have
until Feb. 20 at noon to turn in petitions. If anybody turns in a
petition, but changes their mind, they will have until Feb. 27 at
noon to withdraw from the primary race.
The county general election will be
held Aug. 7 in conjunction with state primaries. The election will
include school board seats. Anyone wishing to run for a spot on the
Monroe County School Board must turn in their petition by April 3 at
noon. They will then have until April 10 at noon if they wish to
Voters sill also get to cast ballots on
10 County Commission seats along with Monroe County General Sessions
Judge, 10th Judicial District Chancellor, 10th District Criminal
Court Judge, 10th District Circuit Court Judge parts 1, 2 and 3, 10th
District Attorney General and 10th Judicial District Public Defender.
In addition to the county election,
Madisonville, Tellico Plains and Vonore will hold city elections on
Nov. 4, in conjunction with state elections. The first day to issue a
petition for these elections is May 23. Qualifying deadline is Aug.
21 at noon and the date to withdraw is Aug. 28 at noon.
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