Qualifying begins to fill vacant city council seat
By Linda Green

The City of Thomson will conduct qualifying next week for a special election to fill the city council seat that opened as a result of the death of Benjamin Blasingame.
According to Dianne Landers, the city clerk, qualifying for the city's District 1 seat will be Dec. 12-14 and will occur at the city offices at the Thomson-McDuffie Government Center.
Any district one resident interested in the position may pay a $150 qualifying fee between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 12 and Dec. 13 and from 8:30 a.m. and noon on Dec. 14.
The special election will be Jan. 30, 2018 and early voting will be Dec. 28 through Jan. 26, 2018 at the McDuffie County Elections office at 337 Main Street (the old Historic courthouse). There will be no Saturday voting and absentee ballot applications may be obtained from the elections office.
"Anyone can run as long as they have lived in the City District one for at least one year," Landers said. "Candidates must be 21 years or older and be a registered voter of McDuffie County."
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