According to the Office of the Elections and Voter Registration, Wendell Beam filed the necessary paperwork Tuesday to qualify for the Sept. 20 nonpartisan special election for sheriff. Beam joins Keith Duncan, Tony Head and Joel Jinks, who qualified Monday as candidates to complete the term of the late Dee Stewart.
Any remaining candidates only have four hours left, from 8 a.m. until noon Wednesday, to bring in the $2,270.25 qualifying fee and documentation including a complete written history of his or her places of residence and employment for the past six years, including dates and addresses.
Candidates also must be fingerprinted and have a search made of local, state and national fingerprint files and bring that information to the Office of Elections and Voter Registration, Room 110, Spalding County Courthouse Annex. 119 E. Solomon St., Griffin.
To win the special election, a candidate will need to win 50 percent of the vote, plus one vote. If no candidate has more than 50 percent of the vote, the top two candidates will compete in a runoff on Oct. 18.