4th District Constable Position to be Filled in November Election

June 25, 2022
By: Dwayne Page

The DeKalb County Election Office has announced since no candidate qualified for the 4th District Constable vacancy, the office will be on the ballot again in November.

Initially, Eric Ervin, a qualified candidate for school board, had also filed a write-in request with the election office to be a candidate for constable as well.

However, state law prohibits a candidate from seeking two county constitutional offices at the same time, and as a result, the constable vacancy remains.

“I had a few conversations with our state office about this issue and the bottom line is, since Ervin is a qualified candidate for school board, his request to be a write-in candidate also for constable for the August election cannot be approved,” said Dennis Stanley, Administrator of Elections. “Should Ervin lose the school board race, which is obviously an unknown at this point, he would be eligible to seek the constable office in November.”

“Due to the timeframe, both political parties can select a constable nominee for the November ballot by the convention process, or candidates can run as an independent through the petition process,” Stanley said. The qualifying deadline in either process would be Noon, September 14, 2022.”

Candidates for the 4th District School Board race in the August election are Ervin, a Republican nominee; Scott Little, Democrat nominee; and Tony Poss, Independent.

The 4th District Constable became vacant with the death of Paul Cantrell.