Tuesday, July 5, begins the qualifying period for candidates intending to run for municipal offices in Blount County’s 12 municipalities. The qualifying period extends through July 19, at 5 p.m. Election day is Aug. 23.
Qualifying for each town is handled by the town/city clerk. Qualifying fees are generally in the $10 to $50 range for council positions and $25 to $50 for mayor.
The Blount Countian will identify all candidates qualifying for elective positions in each town when the qualifying process is complete.