The May 24, 2022, election will include several items on the ballot, which include the following:
• Tattnall County Board of Education (BOE) Board members for Districts 1, 3, and 5. Current BOE members are District 1, Ronnie Oliver; District 2, Stephanie Thomas; and District 5, Dale Kicklighter
• Glennville City Council Ward 2 council seat, to fill the seat previously held by Dennis Strickland, who died January 13, 2022.
• Reidsville City Council Ward 2, Post 3, council seat, to fill the seat previously held by Bruce Conner, who died December 28, 2021
• Renewal of the one percent E-SPLOST (Education-Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax) for Tattnall County for the next five years, with these funds used for educational purposes, such as for capital outlay projects and renovation and expansion of current facilities.
• Renewal of the one percent T-SPLOST (transportation) for Tattnall County for the next ten years, with these funds used to fund local road projects (A detailed explanation appears in this week's edition as the editorial.)
• Judge of State Court in Tattnall County, with the current Judge Hugh J. McCullough
• Solicitor General of Tattnall County, with current Solicitor General Joe Skeens
• Alcohol issue for Tattnall County (unincorporated areas of Tattnall), which involves the issuance of licenses for the package sales of distilled spirits, with the Tattnall County Commissioners authorized to issue licenses to sell distilled spirits by the drink, with such sales to be for consumption on the premises, Monday through Saturday.
Qualifying dates are Monday through Thursday, March 7 through 10, 2022, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Friday, March 11, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., for the offices of the Board of Education, Judge of State Court, Solicitor General, and Glennville City Council Ward 2 seat, with qualifying at the Tattnall Elections office. Qualifying dates for the Reidsville City Council Ward 2, Post 3, seat are Wednesday and Thursday, March 9 and 10, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and on Friday, March 11, from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m., with qualifying at Reidsville City Hall.
All persons who are not registered to vote and who desire to register to vote in the May 24, 2022, election may register through the close of business on April 25. Advance voting dates will be May 2 through 20, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, May 7 and May 14, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Tattnall County Elections Office in Reidsville; and from May 16 to 20 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Old Collins Gym in Collins, and at the former STC building in Glennville.
Polls will be open on election day on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
For additional information on the election, contact the Tattnall County Elections Office at (912) 557-6417 or 557-1839.