Prospective candidates for the Aiken County Board of Education must apply formally at the Aiken County Government Center’s elections office by Tuesday, July 15, at noon.

Each candidate also must provide a petition with a minimum of 50 signatures from qualified voters within their district.

Incumbents remain in two districts – Chairman Rosemary English in District 7 in Aiken and Wesley Hightower of District 3 in the Valley area.

Two other incumbents have announced they will not seek re-election – Dwight Smith of District 6 in the Warrenville-Graniteville area; and Ray Fleming of District 5 in North Augusta.

Deadline coming up for School Board candidates