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Election superintendent rules on waiver request

By Dean Dyer, WRWH
CLEVELAND - As the qualifying for county elections nears, one hopeful candidate for White County Sheriff, Danny Garland of Cleveland, has called on county election superintendent Garrison Baker to waive qualifying fees and pauper's affidavits in order for him to qualify for the office in the July general primary.

Garland said in a letter to Baker last Friday, that he has been denied the chance to seek the office because of a court order. In his letter, Garland said he is under a temporary protective order as a result of a domestic violence case, and that is keeping him from seeking the office. Baker said that is not the case.

Baker, in a response letter to Garland, said he did not have the legal authority to grant a waiver. The election superintendent said, "those are requirements, per prerequisite, of the Georgia Election Code and as election superintendent it's my duty and responsibility just to enforce those laws as they are on the books." As far as pauper's affidavit is concerned, Baker said he doesn't have the jurisdiction to hear those cases.

According to the election superintendent, if Garland wants to qualify this week he must either pay the qualifying fee or provide enough signatures on a pauper's affidavit.
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