Advance voting in the House District 5 special election resumes today.
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 at the exception that the Gordon County Board of Elections and Voter Registration Office (closed Jan. 1). To cast your ballot early, go to 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.
On Jan. 8: Precincts will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.
During the first week of advance voting, 598 ballots were cast.