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Early voting now in progress for November 7 local elections

Early voting now in progress ends Friday, November 3, 2023, for the November 7 local municipal elections in Tattnall County.

Please note that early voting began on October 16 through November 3 at the Tattnall County Elections office at 114 W. Brazell Street in Reidsville, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday voting was held on October 21 and will be held again on October 28 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Elections office in Reidsville.  Early voting will also be held at the former Southeastern Tech (STC) building in Glennville, located behind the Glennville City Auditorium at 209 Bolton Street, from Monday, October 30, through Friday, November 3, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Election Day is Tuesday, November 7, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.,  with the polling places in Glennville at 209 Bolton Street and at the VFW building at 809 W. Barnard Street. The General Elections for Reidsville will be held at the Reidsville Literacy Center at 123 Tattnall Street from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The General Elections for Collins will be held at the Old Collins Gym at 509 N.W. Williams Street in Collins.

Contested elections in each city are as follows:

Glennville: Mayor: Incumbent Bernie Weaver, Micah King, and Zuber Malek; Council Ward I: Chris Driggers and Cynthia Miller.

Reidsville: Mayor: Incumbent Curtis Colwell, Vickie Nail, and Steven Richardson; Ward I: Incumbent Verdie Williams, Nathaniel Joyce, and Sydney Clifton; Ward II: Incumbent Donald Prestage and Steven Drinks. (Please note that Nathaniel Joyce’s name was unintentionally omitted in the October 12 edition of The Journal Sentinel.)

Collins: Mayor: Kenny Norris and Charles Rushton: Council: James Cowart II, Charles Jan Scott, and Tracy Buford.

In addition, the City of Collins has a special election for the sale of issuing "licenses to sell distilled spirits for beverage purposes by the drink, such sales to be for the consumption only on the premises."  (See specifics in the ad in this week's edition of The Journal Sentinel.)

There will be no elections held for Cobbtown and Manassas since none of the candidates represent contested offices.

Also, the candidate with the highest number of votes will be the winner, since in the elections of city officials in Tattnall, the winner is based on plurality of votes and not the 50 percent plus one rule for county commissioners.

For more information on the November 7 local elections, contact the Tattnall Elections office at 912-557-6417 or 912-557-1839.