On Thursday, Oct. 20, Blount County commissioners will elect a replacement for seat left vacant on the Blount County School Board with the death of John Paul Davis, Jr.
A notice recently was issued by the Blount County Commission stating the commissioners will hold an election at 7 p.m. on Oct. 20 at the Blount County Courthouse to fill vacant District 4 seat.
Registered voters of Blount County will have the opportunity to submit names to the county legislative body for consideration. The names may be submitted in writing to the County Commission chair prior to the meeting or may be submitted in person at the meeting. In order for a name to be considered, a member of the county legislative body must subsequently nominate the person.
Members of the county legislative body may also nominate a candidate or candidates to fill the office or vacancy without the name being submitted by a voter. Nominations do not require a second. If the person nominated is not present at the meeting, the person making the nomination shall submit a signed statement from the nominee that the nominee is willing to serve in the office if appointed.