Four people have qualified to run for the vacant District 7 school board seat.
Elliott Melvin Brown, Annette Turabi, Sarah Bobrow Williams and Charlie Walker Jr. will be seeking the position to represent Garrett, A. Brian Merry and Warren Road elementary schools, John M. Tutt Middle School and Westside High School. The Richmond County Board of Education seat came open when Frank Dolan resigned in October.
The candidate selected in the March 20 special election will serve the rest of Dolan’s term, which ends Dec. 31. Qualifying for the District 7 seat ended noon Thursday.
The deadline to register to vote or update a voter’s record is Feb. 19. Applications for voting by mail are being accepted now and ballots will be mailed beginning Feb. 26. Advance voting will be conducted in the Board of Elections office beginning Feb. 26.
The last day for voting by mail and advance voting is March 16. All polling locations in District 7 will be open on Election Day from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.