On November 4th, residents of Shuyler County will not only be voting in the general election, but they will also get to elect a new sheriff. Former sheriff Josh Dole is currently under house arrest after being accused of taking inmates to bars and to his home.

The Schuyler County Republican and Democratic Committee each has until August 29th to nominate a candidate. Independent candidates can get their name on the ballot if they can get 40 signatures on a petition by 5:00 p.m. on September 17th.

The next elected sheriff will serve the remainder of Dole’s term which ends on December 31, 2016.

Chief Deputy Luis Perez has been appointed as acting sheriff until a new sheriff is elected.