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Qualifying set for special election
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Forsyth County News

Qualifying for the Jan. 7 special election to fill the District 22 post in the Georgia House of Representatives is set for next week.

The seat was previously held by Calvin Hill of Canton, who died Oct. 30 at age 66.

The district includes the southwest corner of Forsyth and parts of Cherokee and Fulton counties. There’s about one year remaining in the term.

Qualifying will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Nov. 19 and 8 a.m. to noon Nov. 20 at the elections division of Secretary of State Brian Kemp’s office on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Atlanta. The qualifying fee is $400.

Unlike regular elections, there is no party primary. While the election is non-partisan, the candidates’ party affiliation will be listed on the ballot. A runoff election, if necessary, would be held Feb. 4.

To participate in the election, citizens must be registered to vote by Dec. 9.