Note: This story was updated at 4:06 p.m.
There are 17 candidates eligible for election to 10 city council seats in Oak Ridge, Norris, and Lake City in the Nov. 6 election.
There are also nine candidates in a special election for Anderson County Commission District 3. Commissioner Johnny Alley gave up that seat after he became Anderson County property assessor in the Aug. 2 election.
In addition, there are three candidates for Oak Ridge Board of Education and one candidate for Oak Ridge City Judge.
The deadline to register to vote is Oct. 8. Early voting starts Oct. 17 and runs through Nov. 1, Anderson County Election Commission Administrator Mark Stephens said Thursday.
The last day to request an absentee ballot is Oct. 30.
The five candidates who qualified to be included on the Nov. 6 ballot for three seats on Oak Ridge City Council are the three incumbents L.C. “Charlie” Hensley, Charles J. “Chuck” Hope Jr., and Ellen D. Smith, and the two challengers Trina Baughn and Kelly Callison.
The three candidates running for Oak Ridge Board of Education are incumbents Angi Agle and Keys Fillauer and former City Council member Leonard Abbatiello. Fillauer is the school board chairman, and Agle is the treasurer.
The nine candidates for Anderson County Commission District 3 are Josh Anderson, Eugene G. Chaney, Donnie J. Delk, Steven R. Emert, Steven F. Phillips, Curt D. Sawyer, Joeley Carden Searle, Philip Warfield, and Harold L. Whited.
Four candidates qualified to be on the ballot for five seats on Norris City Council. They are incumbents Jack Black and Chris Mitchell, as well as Bill Grieve Jr. and Loretta A. Painter.
Stephens said four more residents qualified as write-in candidates. Their names won’t appear on the Nov. 6 ballot, but votes for them will be counted.
Stephens said the four qualified write-in candidates are Alan B. “Fletch” Fletcher, York Haverkamp, George Thomas “Tommy” Mariner Jr., and Eugene F. “Gene” Oates.
In Lake City, there are four candidates competing for two City Council seats: Pamela L. Brown, Bill Holt, Andrew Howard, and J. Shain Vowell.
Oak Ridge City Judge Robert A. McNees III is running unopposed for city judge.
The state and federal elections will also be on the ballot.
Photo identification is required to vote. Voters can cast ballots without a photo ID, but they have to produce it within two days of the election for their votes to count, Stephens said.