Next year could bring big changes to the political landscape in Hamilton County — and the state. There will be 31 seats up for grabs in the county primary alone.

"Everything and everybody in the county is running. Every [partisan post] in the county will be on the May 6, 2014, primary ballot," said Charlotte Mullis-Morgan, the county's election administrator.

Well ahead of next February's qualifying deadline, a handful of incumbents have already announced they are not seeking re-election, and a smattering of candidates have said they would challenge some who are planning to stay.

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