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Qualifying for municipal races to start late next month
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Municipal elections
Qualifying in all three cities for their November elections will be held Aug. 31-Sept. 4.
Seats up for election are:
Guyton — Mayor and two aldermen
Rincon — Three city council setts
Springfield — Three city council seats

Qualifying for the three municipal elections in Effingham County is set to begin late next month.

Qualifying for all city elections will be held Aug. 31-Sept. 4.

The only mayoral seat up for election this fall is Guyton Mayor Michael Garvin’s post. Guyton also has two alderman posts to be chosen this year, those held by Kelli Lariscy and Franklin Goldwire. Lariscy and Goldwire each were appointed to fill their seats, with Lariscy taking office in March for Les Pevey’s unexpired term.

Qualifying fees for the aldermen’s posts are $72, and qualifying for the mayor’s race is $108.

Seats up for election this year in Rincon are those held by Reese Browher, James Dasher and Paul Wendelken. Springfield seats for election are those held by Justin Cribbs, Steve Shealy and Gary Weitman.

Browher, Dasher and Wendelken all said they are running for re-election. Qualifying fees for the Rincon seats are set at $90 each.

Qualifying for Springfield City Council is set for Aug. 31-Sept. 4 from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at city hall. The last day to register to vote in the election is Oct. 5 and advanced voting will be conducted Oct. 12-30 from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. from Monday-Friday at Springfield City Hall.

Qualifying fees are $25 for each seat.