The Newnan Times-Herald


Sheriff qualifying ends today.

  • By Sarah Fay Campbell
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  • Apr. 30, 2019 - 10:15 PM

Qualifying for the Coweta County Sheriff’s race began Monday morning and runs through noon on Wednesday.

As of Tuesday evening, Randolph Collins, Doug Jordan and Len Wood had completed the qualifying process.The only declared candidate left to qualify is James Callaway. Declared candidate Tony Grant announced Tuesday that he would not be running after all. 

Candidates for sheriff must pay a $2,425 qualifying fee and submit certified copies of their birth certificates and high school diplomas, as well as a fingerprint and background check performed by the Coweta County Probate Court.

The special election for sheriff, to fill the unexpired term of Mike Yeager, will be June 18. It will be the only issue on the ballot.

Cowetans who aren’t registered to vote or who need to make changes to their voting registration have until May 20 to register to be eligible to vote in the sheriff’s election.

Early voting for the election runs May 28 to June 14, at both Coweta early voting locations – the Voter Registration Office at 22 East Broad St., Newnan, and Central Community Center, 65 Literary Lane, Newnan, near Sharpsburg. There will be one Saturday of early voting, June 8.