CAIRO — Qualification fees have been set for three seats on the Cairo City Council in the Nov. 5 election.

Prospective candidates will have to pay $219.60 at city hall to Cairo Municipal Election Superintendent Carolyn Lee during the qualification period beginning Aug. 19 at 8:30 a.m.

The qualification period concludes Aug. 23 at 4:30 p.m.

City council members were scheduled to authorize the fixing and publication of the fees Monday evening.

The city’s first, third and fifth districts, currently held by councilmen Lannis Thornton, Bobby Gwaltney and Jerry Cox, will be up for grabs in the election.

Election winners will serve four-year terms on the council.

State law requires municipalities to publish qualifying fees equal to 3 percent of the total gross salary of the office up for election no later than Feb. 1 the year of the election.

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