A special election to fill the seat vacated by former County Commissioner Elaine Boyer will be held on Nov. 4, the same day as the general election, the county announced Aug. 27.

Boyer resigned her position this week, a day before she was accused by federal authorities of mail and wire fraud in a scheme to divert county money to her own use and by misusing a county Visa purchasing card. Federal authorities said Boyer is scheduled to appear in U.S. District Court on Sept. 3 to plead guilty to the charges.

Boyer had represented the commission’s First District, which covers the northern end of DeKalb, including Dunwoody and portions of Brookhaven and Tucker.

The DeKalb Board of Registrations and Elections said candidates interested in the position may file notices of their intention to run with county elections officials from 8:30 a.m. Sept. 8 through noon Sept. 10.

Candidates may file for the seat at the office of the DeKalb County Board of Registrations and Elections, 4380 Memorial Drive, Decatur, GA  30032. The fee to qualify is $1,151.24, the county said.

For more information: www.dekalbvotes.com