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Fulton County voters have two write-in candidates

Thursday, November 2, 2006

In the Nov. 7 elections, Fulton County voters will have the opportunity to cast their votes for two write-in candidates.

Write-in candidates are office seekers who did not run for office in the primary election and do not have to be registered with a specified political party.

To become eligible for write-in candidacy, office seekers must register with the county clerk's office within a specified period of time before the general election.

These candidates are required to pay a $150 filing fee and circulate a nominating petition that requires the signature of no fewer than 20 registered voters.

Write-in candidates' names do not appear on the ballot.

The two Fulton County write-in candidates are Brian Keen, who is running unopposed for county surveyor, and Chuck Dabbs, who is running against incumbent Walter Dillinger for county sheriff.

With the new electronic system, those who wish to cast their votes for either of these candidates will have to press the write-in option on the computerized touch screen. If the write-in option is chosen, voters will then have to correctly spell the candidate's name on the alphabet that appears across the touch screen.

Before each ballot is finalized, voters will have the opportunity to review each of their selections.

Early voting began Oct. 23 in the Fulton County Collector's Office and will last until Nov. 6.

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