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How you can be on the ballot for November Cumming election
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While the nation’s eyes are already looking ahead to a heated election season in 2020, one closer to home is fast-approaching.

Qualifying will be open for Cumming City Council Posts 3, 4 and 5 from Monday to Wednesday, Aug. 19-21.

Candidates must be a resident of the city for at least a year and be 21 years old or older and a registered voter. Candidates must declare which seat they are running for, and the winner will serve a four-year term.

Candidates can go to Cumming City Hall, 100 East Main St., between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. The qualifying fee is $180.

The election will be held on Nov. 5.

Posts 3, 4 and 5 are currently held by Lewis Ledbetter, Christopher Light and Linda Ledbetter, respectively, but there have been few signals about any potential challenges.

Jason May, a local real estate broker, announced his intention to run in January, while Linda Ledbetter said in February she intends to seek re-election to the seat she’s held since 2015.

Neither Lewis Ledbetter or Christopher Light have made their decision of whether to seek re-election or not public.