When qualifying ended at noon Friday, six candidates had qualified for the July 20 county BOC and BOE races. But there is just one contested race for the BOE District 5 slot.
In state races, Senate District 47 has four Republicans running, with the winner racing a Democrat in November.
In the District 5 Jackson County Board of Education race, Steven Bryant, Hoschton, and Randall Skelton qualified. Incumbent Jill McEver is not seeking re-election.
In the District 3 county BOE race, Celinda Wilson was the only one to qualify. Incumbent Kathy Wilbanks, who serves as chairman of the BOE, is not seeking re-election.
In the county BOE District 2 seat, incumbent Tim Brooks was the only one to qualify.
In the District 3 seat on the Jackson County Board of Commissioners, incumbent Bruce Yates was the only one who qualified.
In the District 4 BOC race, incumbent Dwain Smith was the only one who qualified.
Both of Jackson County's state House of Representative seats are up for election: District 31, currently held by Tommy Benton (R); and District 30, held by Tom McCall (R). Benton was the only one to qualify in District 31. In District 30, McCall and Marilyn M.J. Bridges (D) qualified.
The State Senate District 47 seat that covers Jackson County will also be on the ballot. Those to qualify were: Kelley Gary, Shane Coley, Doug Bower and Frank Ginn, all Republicans, and Tim Riley, a Democrat. Incumbent Ralph Hudgens (R) is running for state insurance commissioner.
In the State Senate District 49 seat that covers a portion of Jackson County, Butch Miller and Jimmy Norman, both Republicans, qualified.
U.S. senator Johnny Isakson is up for re-election, as is District 10 U.S. Congressman Paul Broun. Broun (R) and challenger Russell Edwards (D) qualified for the District 10 seat. As for the senate race, Isakson (R) and challengers R.J. Hadley and Mike Thurmond, both Democrats, had qualified.
At the state level, voters will decide elections for both Governor and Lt. Gov. this year. Other state elections include secretary of state, attorney general, state school superintendent, state agriculture commissioner, state insurance commissioner and state labor commissioner.