The City of Baldwin will have a special election on Sept. 16 to fill the mayor’s seat. Mark Reed resigned recently as mayor to seek a seat in the Georgia House of Representatives.
At a meeting last week, the city council unanimously approved the second reading of the special election ordinance. The ordinance sets the special election for Tuesday, Sept. 16, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at city hall, located at 130 Airport Road.
Qualifying will be held on Monday, July 21, through Wednesday, July 23, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with a one-hour lunch break beginning at 12:30 p.m. each day. The qualifying fee is $35.
The last day to register to vote is Monday, Aug. 18, by 5 p.m. The ordinance allows for a write-in candidate. The individual would have until the week after qualifying to become a write-in candidate.