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Posted on: December 7, 2021

Schools Boards Now Partisan Elections

The Republican and Democratic parties in Blount County have called for a primary election for both county and city (Alcoa & Maryville) school board elections.  The primary for county school board seats is on May 3, 2022.  The primary for Alcoa & Maryville City school board seats is August 4, 2022.  Independent candidates will only run in the general elections (Aug 4 County General and Nov 8 State & Federal General) but have the same qualifying deadline as their counterparts who are running in the primary elections.  

For those who wish to be a candidate for the Blount County School Board, the first day to pick up a petition for the May 3, 2022 County Primary election is on Monday, December 20, 2021.  The QUALIFYING DEADLINE to submit petitions is at NOON on February 17, 2022.  This deadline is also for those who plan to run as an Independent in the August 4 General Election.  

For those who wish to be a candidate for the Alcoa and Maryville City School Board, the first day to pick up a petition for the August 4, 2022 Federal & State Primary is on February 7, 2022.  The QUALIFYING DEADLINE to submit petitions is at NOON on April 7, 2022.  This deadline is also for those who plan to run as an Independent in the November 8, 2022 General Election.  

Questions?  Please call us at 865.273.5920.  Thank you.


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