CAMPBELL COUNTY, TN. (WLAF)- The 2022 ballot will be full as a host of county, state and judicial offices are coming open. To help voters navigate the sea of candidates, WLAF will be providing a number of avenues to assist voters in learning more about the candidates.
On Thurs., April 7 at 7 pm, WLAF will host its 2022 Candidate Forum at the former West LaFollette School. During the course of the evening, candidates for county offices will debate the issues of the election. Due to the number of offices on the ballot, other offices will be provided a questionnaire that will be published on WLAF at a later date.
Locally, county commission seats, county mayor, sheriff, county trustee, county clerk, register of deeds, circuit court clerk, half of the school board seats, along with the judicial seats for criminal, chancery, circuit and general sessions will be on the August ballot.
The governor, U.S. House of Representatives, odd numbered district Tennessee Senate and Tennessee House of Representative seats will also be on the ballot.
The first day candidates can pick up petitions is Mon., Feb. 7, 2022. It was noted this could be delayed for some offices until redistricting is completed.
Candidates will have until Thurs., April 7 at noon to qualify for the election and until noon on April 14 to withdraw from the race.
Other dates for the election include:
-Voter registration deadline is Tues., July 5
-Early voting is Fri., July 15 through Sat., July 30
– Absentee ballot request deadline is Thurs., July 28
– Election Day is Thurs., Aug. 4
(WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED 01/18/2022- 6AM)