Qualifying starts Monday

Those who want to run with the donkey better warm up.

The Muscogee County Democratic Party will be qualifying candidates for office at the Columbus Community Center, 3953 Steam Mill Road, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Friday, May 2. Anyone wanting more information may call county chair Alice Pate at 706-494-3740.

Georgia's party primaries will be July 15.

Qualifying for nonpartisan races — including Columbus Council, the Muscogee school board and local judgeships other than municipal and probate court — will begin at 9 a.m. June 23 and end at noon June 27, said Muscogee elections director Nancy Boren. Those candidates qualify in the elections office on the ground floor of the Columbus Government Center's west wing. The election will be Nov. 4.