The Board of Elections staff has completed the examination and verification of the nomination petition from Kenneth Brown, an Independent candidate for the office of Sheriff to be filled at the November 4, 2008 General Election in Athens-Clarke County. The petition has been deemed to meet all the legal requirements and was approved by the Board of Elections on July 21, 2008.
The petition includes 2,452 valid signatures of registered Athens-Clarke County voters, all of whom are eligible to vote in the upcoming General Election. The required number of valid signatures for this petition was 2,378. The number of signatures required is based on 5% of the number of active registered voters who were eligible to vote in the last election for the office of Sheriff. The last election held for this position was November 2, 2004, when 47,545 citizens were registered to vote.
Kenneth Brown will appear on the November 4, 2008 General Election ballot as an Independent candidate. Absentee ballots will be available beginning September 22, 2008, 45 days prior to the election, and Advance Voting will take place October 27-31, 2008 in the Classic Center Firehall.
Brown qualifies as independent for sheriff
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