The call for elections is for Board of Commissioners districts 1, 3, 5 and 6, with the elections scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013. That vote also established the qualifying fee at $403.20, which is set by state elections code as 3 percent of the gross salary for the prior year.
Qualifying for Board of Commissioners elections begins at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 26 and ends at 4:30 p.m. Aug. 30. The dates, also set by state elections code, “shall commence no earlier than 8:30 a.m., on the last Monday of August, immediately preceding the general election and end no later than 4:30 p.m., on the following Friday.”
The incumbent commissioners are: District 1, Cynthia Ward; District 3, Ryan McLemore; District 5, Dick Morrow; and District 6, Shaheer Beyah. Their terms expire Dec. 31.
The other three commissioners, District 2 Commissioner Cora Flowers, District 4 Commissioner Joanne Todd and at-large Commissioner Doug Hollberg, were elected in 2011 and will be up for election in 2015 as city commissioners serve staggered four-year terms.