Qualifying ended Friday afternoon and the local races are shaping up for the May 20 elections.
For the school board, six candidates have qualified, incumbent Gregory "Ryan" Edge for District 1, Allen David Edwards II for District 2, incumbent Fred Blackmon and challenger Edd Sanders for District 6 and Charles Robert Gerard and Robert E. Adams Jr. for the special election for District 4.
Three candidates have qualified for commission District 1, including Roosevelt Willis, Mark Lennon and Timothy Daniel. For commission District 2, Russell Hayward "Peter" Potter and Tim Guy have qualified.
Election season is coming early this year due to scheduling changes approved by the Georgia House of Representatives and Senate in House Bill 310. Several local seats are up for election, including two commissioner seats, four board of education positions and city council seats for Concord and Molena.