Early voting is under way for the town elections set for Tuesday, Nov. 5.
Town elections will be held Nov. 5 in Homer and Baldwin.
In Homer, incumbent mayor Doug Cheek and Martha Cotton will be on the ballot. Five at-large council seats were also on the ballot for Nov. 5 in Homer. However, since only five people qualified for the seats, an election won’t be necessary for the city council positions. Those to qualify for city council were: Incumbents Cliff Hill, Jerry Payne and Chris Tucker, along with David Dunson and Sandra Garrison. Incumbents Betty Borders and Anthony Sullivan did not seek re-election.
Early voting will be held through Friday, Nov. 1, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Early voting will be at the elections and registration office located at 266 Candler Street in Homer.
On election day on Nov. 5, voting will be at the Homer City Hall located at 943 Historic Homer Hwy. in Homer. Votes will be counted that night at the elections and registration office at 22 Candler Street in Homer.
To receive an absentee ballot by mail, call the elections and registration office at 706-677-6260.
In Baldwin, incumbent mayor Jerry Neace will face Avery Murray. There will also be a race for the Post 5 city council seat where incumbent Robert Bohannon will face Larry Lewallen. In Post 4 on the city council, incumbent Jeff Parrish was the only one to qualify.
Early voting for the Baldwin election will be held through Nov. 1 at the Habersham County Elections and Registration Office, located at 555 Monroe Street, Clarkesville (on the third floor). Hours are 8 a.m. 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.
On election day on Nov. 5, polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Baldwin City Hall.