Qualifying for municipal offices begins next week



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.