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Early voting has started

On Monday morning, early voting kicked-off in Troup County.

Citizens can participate in early voting by visiting the Troup County Board of Elections and Registration Office at 100 Ridley Avenue between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Citizens who are registered to vote from any of the three cities in the county may vote, though you must live inside city limits to vote in a city election though all county citizens can vote on the SPLOST.

In LaGrange, incumbent Jim Thornton and Jimmy McCamey are running in the mayoral race. Jim Arrington, Charles Pitts and William Luther Jones are running for the district 1B seat. Incumbent Tom Gore is running unopposed for the district 1A seat, and Nathan Gaskin is running unopposed for the district 2A seat.

In Hogansville, incumbent Bill Stankiewicz and Winston Herren are running in the mayoral race. Marichal Price and Valerie Buice are running for council post No. 2. Incumbent Reginald Jackson will run unopposed for city council post No. 1.

Finally in West Point, Mayor Pro Tem Steve Tramell and Deedee Williams are both running in a special mayoral race. Incumbent Gloria Marshall, incumbent Joseph Downs III, John Morrison, Alanteo Hutchinson and Tracy Brandy will all run for city council.

This year, the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax will also be on the ballot, and projects ranging from fire station repairs to road repair and even local parks are depend ant on the tax passing this year.

The regular election will be held on Nov. 7 at your area’s polling location. Your polling location can be found at Mvp.sos.ga.gov/MVP/mvp.do.

Citizens who require an absentee ballot can apply at Sos.ga.gov/index.php/Elections/absentee_voting_in_georgia. Absentee ballots must be received by the voter registration office by 7 p.m. on Election Day.