By Leah Allen
BC Staff Writer
The midterm elections are quickly approaching and while there are state and national offices on the line there are also battles much closer to home.
In addition to judicial elections, also on the ballot will be positions on the three school boards in Bolivar County.
The deadline for interested parties to submit their qualifications was Friday.
Those who turned in qualifications are not automatically eligible to run for the positions; officials in the county must first verify their information.
There is one seat open for the North Bolivar Consolidated School District Board.
The individuals who have turned in qualifying documents to run for seat five are Jefferick Butler and Gilbert Thompson.
There are two seats open for the Cleveland School Board.
Richard Boggs has turned in qualifying documents to run for seat three and Todd Fuller has turned in qualifying documents to run for seat two.
Seat three will be a regular election and seat two will be a special election.
There are also two seats open for the West Bolivar Consolidated School District Board.
Jacqueline Lloyd has turned in qualifying documents to run for seat five and Michael Honorable and Kenyun Johnson have turned in qualifying documents to run for seat four.
Seat five will be a regular election and seat four will be a special election.
“These special elections are being held because no one was elected the previous year. In the case of Cleveland board seat two, no one qualified last year so the district had to appoint a school board trustee. In West Bolivar Consolidated School District, the incumbent qualified last year but she passed away before she was able to run and so someone was appointed there as well,” said Marilyn L. Kelly, Bolivar County Circuit Clerk.
With the exception of special elections, all school boards have staggered terms so there is usually one seat to be filled each year.
The elections will be held on Nov. 6.