March’s special election is nonpartisan and will coincide with presidential preference primary. It will also be just the first of several elections this year involving the DeKalb sheriff’s position.
With such a large field, it’s unlikely that any candidate will get 50 percent of the votes cast. In that case, a runoff election between the top two vote-getters would take place on April 21.
The winner of that election would then take over as sheriff until the end of 2020, when Mann’s unexpired term ends.
The process of selecting DeKalb’s next full-term sheriff won’t begin until party primaries are held in May. Any necessary primary runoffs would be held in July, with November’s general election to follow.