The special election for David Ralston’s District 7 Georgia House of Representatives seat begins today.
District 7 includes Fannin, Gilmer, and parts of Dawson county.
There are five candidates: Johnny Chastain, the President of the United Community Bank in Blue Ridge, Sheree Ralston, David Ralston’s widow, Brian K. Pritchard, Justin Heitman, and Richie Stone. The first two are from Fannin; the last three are from Gilmer.
Obviously, with five candidates, a runoff is likely.
Early voting is as follows:
December 12 – 17 (Monday through Saturday).
December 19 – 22 (Monday through Thursday).
December 27 – 30 (Tuesday through Friday).
All early voting in Fannin is at the election office on the third floor of the courthouse, from 9:00 – 5:00.
The election office is closed December 23 and December 26.
Interesting, isn’t it, that there is much more early voting, including a Saturday, than there was for the Senate runoff between Warnock and Walker (one week, no Saturday).