Only a small number of voters have made their way to their precincts to cast early ballots in municipal elections, but more are expected before the Oct. 30 deadline.
Registered voters can vote between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday until the deadline which falls on the last Friday of the month at the Polk County Board of Elections office, located in the county’s administration building at 144 West Ave., Cedartown, where voting machines are already in place.
As of Thursday afternoon, only 30 Cedartown residents had cast their ballot in the forthcoming race for city commissioner.
Thus far, no Aragon residents have cast their ballot on Sunday sales.
Absentee ballots must be mailed to the elections office by the end of the business day on Oct. 30 to be counted in the Nov. 3 election.
Featured on the ballot in this year’s contest in the Cedartown commission race are incumbent commission chair Dale Tuck and three candidates for Gary Martin’s open seat, Andrew Carter, David Jameson and Patrick McNally.
Aragon voters will decide whether to permit Sunday beer and wine sales within the Aragon city limits. Two elective offices – mayor and a city councilmember – will change hands but candidates for both positions are running unopposed.
Former mayor Brenda Gazaway is running unopposed for mayor. Tammy Mulkey is the only candidate running for the council seat that will be vacated by Hunter Spinks on Dec. 31.
John Akins also qualified to run for Spinks’ seat on the council but later asked to withdraw his name from the ballot. Council member Curtis Burrus is running for another term, also unopposed.
Early voting began on Oct. 12. Check back for more election info in the coming edition of the Standard Journal.