Politics: Voting resumes for advance voting in House District 5 special election in Gordon County. Floyd Democrats meet Thursday to elect new officers.

Politics: Voting resumes for advance voting in House District 5 special election in Gordon County. Floyd Democrats meet Thursday to elect new officers.

Advance voting in the House District 5 special election resumes Wednesday and continues through Friday.

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

Nearly 900 people have voted early so far. Advance voting continues 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.

On Jan. 8: Precincts will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.


Upcoming political events:

Jan. 3: The Floyd County Democratic Party will meet this Thursday at 7 p.m. to elect officers for the executive committee. Terms are for two years and positions include Chair, vice chair for programs, vice chair for Membership & Campaigns, vice chair  for Finance, Communications Director, Secretary and Treasurer. Those who have questions about the role of officers or are interested in serving can contact communications@fcdems.org or attend the meeting. The meeting will be held in the community room of the Northwest Georgia Housing Authority, 560 N. Division St., Rome, 30165. Refreshments served.

Jan. 17: The League of Women Voters will hold its January meeting on Thursday, Jan. 17 at 6 p.m. at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 101 E. 4th Ave.

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