GRAPHICS: special election qualifying

Greg Stewart has qualified for the special election to fill the unexpired term of City Councilwoman Amy Harrelson who has moved out of the district. Qualifying will continue through 4:30 p.m. on Friday.

PREVIOUSLY: Following the December resignation of City Councilwoman Amy Harrelson, who moved out of the district, Metter City Council has called for a special election on Tuesday, March 16, to fill her unexpired term.

Qualifying for the special election for District 1, Seat 1, shall be held at City Hall, 49 S. Rountree Street, Metter, beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, January 25, 2021, and ending at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, January 29, 2021. The qualifying fee is $90.

All persons who are not registered to vote and who desire to register to vote in the special election may register to vote through the close of business on Tuesday, February 16, 2021. Advanced voting will be weekdays Monday, February 22,  through Friday, March 12,  at the Jack Strickland Building, 621 W. Pine Street, Metter from the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Election Day at the same location.

Should a runoff election be required, such runoff will be held on Tuesday, April 13, 2021.

Additionally, City Council has approved a qualifying and election schedule for the elections of Mayor, City Council District 1, Seat 2 and City Council District 2, Seat 4, whose terms expire on Dec. 31, 2021.

The General Election will be held Tuesday, Nov. 2.

The qualifying fee for the position of mayor is $207, while the qualifying fee for the city council position is $90.

Qualifying  for these offices will  begin Monday, August 16, 2021, at 8:30 a.m. and run through Friday, August 20, 2021, at 4:30 p.m. at City Hall, 49 South Rountree Street, Metter, Georgia.

The voter registration deadline to vote in the November 2, 2021 election is October 4, 2021.   

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