Only 191 votes have been cast in Troup County elections so far

Published 5:56 pm Thursday, October 14, 2021

Turnout for the upcoming municipal and county commission elections is low, according to updated numbers released Thursday.

According to Elections Supervisor Andrew Harper, only 191 advanced voting in-person — traditional early voting ballots — have been cast. The most votes have been cast for voters who live in the following precincts: West Point/Harris (29), Highland (27), Griggs (27), West Point (25), administration building (22) and Hammett Road (22).

There have also been 102 absentee ballots issued by mail so far.

Early voting started Tuesday and is taking place at the Troup County Government Center. Early voting will continue until Oct. 29. Voting will be available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Troup County Government Center. Citizens will also be able to vote on two Saturdays, Oct. 16 and 23, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. this year.

Depending on where you live, there are numerous competitive races on the ballot this year.

The race for Troup County Commission District 5 features Kendall Butler, Travis D. Hart, Jimmy D McCamey, Norma M. Tucker, and Ernest Ward. They are vying to fill the position held by the late Richard English for more than 40 years.

In LaGrange, one council seat is contested, as incumbent Nathan Gaskin goes against Israel Barsh.

Hogansville will be voting for mayor with incumbent Bill Stankiewicz, Angela Price, George Bailey, Jake Ayres running for the position. On the city council, Robert Conway and Michael Taylor Jr are running for post one. Marichal Price and Matthew Morgan are running for post two.

The West Point City Council has four candidates for three seats. Incumbents Gloria Marshall, Joe Downs and Henry Hutchinson are vying for their seats against challenger Joel Finlay.