All the speculation can begin to end next week when candidates’ books open for this year’s Walhalla Municipal Election. It’s being said around town there’s interest among Walhallans in running for the available three city council seats. Qualifying for both the Walhalla and Westminster elections this November will open at noon Monday at the Pine Street office of the Oconee Elections and Registration. Salem also holds an election on the 5 of November. On that day, at the Community Center, Salem voters fill two of the four seats on their town council. Salem has not ceded its authority to conduct elections to the county, so that town’s Town Hall is the place for Salem residents to sign up. Filing also begins there Monday. Salem councilmen Tony Grogan and Russell Patterson see their terms expire this year. Both, however, are eligible to run again.