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Published May 13, 2015
 
NOTICE OF SPECIAL ELECTION TO THE QUALIFIED VOTERS OF COMMISSION DISTRICT 3, POST 1 (WEST) OF BEN HILL COUNTY, GEORGIA
 

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that on the 16 th day of June 2015, a special election will be held in Commission District 3, Post 1 (West), at which time the qualified voters of Commission District 3, Post 1 (West) will elect a successor to fill the vacancy and unexpired term of Commissioner Scott Downing, resulting from his resignation from the Board of Commissioners of Ben Hill County, Georgia.

Each candidate seeking to fill the vacancy of the position of representative of Commission District 3, Post 1 (West) shall file a notice of candidacy with the Election Superintendent/Chairman, David Walker, at the office of the Ben Hill County Board of Registration and Elections, located at 115 W. Pine Street, during qualifying week. Said notices of candidacy shall be submitted from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on May 19 and 20, 2015, and from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. on May 21, 2015. The qualifying fee for the position is $135.00 (which is prorated). If a candidate declares a party affiliation, such party affiliation shall be listed on the ballot next to his or her name.

The date of such special election shall be and is hereby set for June 16, 2015. The polling precincts for Commission District 3, Post 1 (Arbor Baptist Church and Monitor Center) shall be opened at 7:00 a.m. and closed at 7:00 p.m. on the day fixed for the special election. The special election shall be held in accordance and in conformity with the Constitution and laws of the United States of America and of the State of Georgia; and the returns of such election shall be made to the Election Superintendent for Ben Hill County, Georgia, who shall count the votes, consolidate the returns and declare the results of said special election in the manner required by law.

The last day to register to vote for said special election is Monday, May 18, 2015.

PURSUANT TO GEORGIA LAW, ALL VOTERS WILL BE REQUIRED TO SHOW PROPER IDENTIFICATION WHEN VOTING.

Proper identification shall include the following:

  • Georgia drivers license (even if expired);
  • valid state or federal govt. issued photo ID;
  • valid Georgia voter ID card;
  • valid employee photo ID from any branch, dept., agency, or entity of the US govt., Georgia, or any county, municipality, board, authority or other entity of the State of Georgia;
  • valid U.S. passport ID;
  • valid U.S. military photo ID; and
  • valid tribal photo ID

If a voter is unable to produce any of the forms of ID abovementioned, he or she may be allowed to vote by provisional ballot upon the requirements of Georgia law being met.

This notice is given pursuant to a resolution of the Ben Hill CountyBoard of Registration and Elections.

/s/ David Walker,
Elections Superintendent
(05/13, 05/20)
 

Absentee and Early Voting
 
  • Absentee mail out ballots & Early Voting
  • May 26 – June 12,2015 7:30 am -4:00 pm
  • The Board of Registration & Elections office
  • 115 W. Pine St Fitzgerald, GA 31750
  • (229) 426-5151