A total of 598 advance votes were cast this week in the House District 5 special election. Advance voting will continue on Wednesday, Dec. 26.
A Jan. 8 election date is set but advance voting continues in the parts of Gordon and Murray counties to fill the seat of the late state Rep. John Meadows. A run-off, if needed, would be held Feb. 5. Six candidates, including five Republicans and one Democrat, qualified for the election. Candidates who qualified:
- Matt Barton, Republican
- Steve Cochran, Republican
- Lawrence (Larry) Massey Jr., Republican
- Brian Rosser, Democrat
- Scott Tidwell, Republican
- Jessie L. Vaughn, Republican
Advance voting continues through Jan. 4 with the exception that the Gordon County Board of Elections and Voter Registration Office will be closed on Dec. 24-25 and on Jan. 1. To cast your ballot early you will go to the Gordon County Board of Elections and Voter Registration Office at 215 N Wall St., Calhoun. Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. To check your voter registration status and to view your districts please visit www.mvp.sos.ga.gov or call the Gordon County Board of Elections Office at 706-629-7781.