During the second day of qualifying for municipal elections across Cherokee County, only one candidate came forward to run for office.
In Woodstock, the only candidate to clear the qualifying process Tuesday was City Councilman Brian Wolfe, the incumbent candidate for Ward 5.
Officials with Ball Ground, Canton, Holly Springs and Waleska said nobody had qualified during Tuesday’s window.
Qualifying for the municipal election cycle concludes Wednesday.
Canton City Council seats held by William Carlan, Nick Estes and Sandy McGrew are set to have terms expire at the end of this year. McGrew and Carlan qualified Monday to run for re-election, and Dwayne Waterman qualified to run for election in the city's Ward 3. Canton's qualifying hours are 8 a.m. to noon Wednesday at city hall, 110 Academy Street, with a qualifying fee of $360.
Woodstock' mayor’s office, and council seats held by Warren Johnson, Colin Ake, and Brian Wolfe, are up for election this year. Ake and Johnson qualified to run for re-election Monday, and former state Rep. Michael Caldwell qualified to run for mayor. The city's qualifying hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Woodstock Annex, 12453 Highway 92, with qualifying fees of $342 for council members and $432 for mayor.
Holly Springs is holding a special election this year to fill the unexpired term that was held by Ward 4 Councilwoman Karen Barnett, who died May 20. So far, Kevin Moore has qualified to run in the special election. Qualifying will be open between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at city hall, 3235 Holly Springs Parkway, with a qualifying fee of $180.
In Ball Ground, terms for Mayor Rick Roberts and council members John Byrd and Mickey O’Malley are set to expire at the end of the year. Roberts qualified Monday to seek another term, and Councilman John Byrd and Kristine Rogers have qualified for the Post 4 seat. Ben Reilly, Dennis Nelson and Charles Jenkins all qualified to run for Post 5. Ball Ground's qualifying will run from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at city hall, 215 Valley St., with fees of $108 for mayor and $35 for city council.
Waleska has three city council seats up for election, currently held by council members Kristi Bosch, Paul Ice, and Jon Costales. Costales and Bosch have qualified to run for re-election, and William Taylor has also qualified to run for office. Qualifying in Waleska will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at city hall, 8891 Fincher Road, with a $72 qualifying fee.