Tuesday, September 7 or the day after Labor Day is the date set for the The Town of Thaxton to have their special election to fill the remaining two seats that are vacant. 

Only three candidates qualified for the general election which was held last June, and the town needs to have five aldermen seated.

“We thought we could just appoint two once we got the board seated,” said Thaxton town Clerk Sammie Jaggers. “But the information from Jackson now is that we have to hold a special election. However, if only two candidates qualify, we won’t have to do it. The important thing is for us to get folks who are willing to serve the town.”

Residents who are 18 years or older and a registered voter may qualify to run for the post. 

All candidates must qualify as independents. You may get a petition from town clerk Sammie Jaggers and have 15 qualified elected voters sign it and then file it with the town clerk before the qualifying deadline which is Friday, August 20. 

This is a little more than four weeks away, so make sure you get your petition and get qualified to help the town run business.

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