Early voting in Troup County ends Nov. 1

Published 10:00 am Tuesday, October 29, 2019

By Jenna Oden

Early voting is coming close to an end for local city council elections for Troup County.

Voters will have until Friday, Nov. 1 to cast their vote early.

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“A lot of people are busy in their lives these days,” said Elections Supervisor Andrew Harper. “We give them three weeks of early voting and then election day, so this way they can choose when they want to vote. I think it helps people in their busy lives a lot times to go ahead and early vote.”

As of regular closing business hours Monday, Harper said that Hogansville had 37 early votes, LaGrange had 382 votes and West Point had 155.

“I would love for more folks to come out and vote early,” Harper said. 

Harper said that it does not take long to vote and all you need is your ID.

To cast your ballot for early elections, locals can do so from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Troup County Government Center, Board of Elections and Registration Office Registrar’s, 100 Ridley Avenue in LaGrange or at the West Point Technical Center, 1122 O G Skinner Drive in West Point.

Harper said the Troup County Board of Elections can also answer questions from voters at (706) 883-1745.

For more information about polling locations visit elections.sos.ga.gov/Elections/advancedVotingInfoResult.do.

In West Point, there are five candidates vying for three seats. Incumbents Gerald Ledbetter, Sandra Thornton and Deedee Williams are running to maintain their positions on the council. Challengers Kesha Coniglio and Wiky Gladden will be trying to win their way onto the council.

West Point Mayor Steve Tramell is running unopposed.

In LaGrange, City Councilman Mark Mitchell looks to keep his place on the city council in District 1C, but he will be challenged by Curtis Brown Jr. and LaTasha Dudley.

Councilman LeGree McCamey in District 2B and Councilman Willie Edmondson in District 2C are both running unopposed.

In Hogansville, there are three contested races. There will be a new council member for post 3 as Brenda Geter and Mandy Neese compete for that spot. Post 4 features a matchup between incumbent Councilman George Bailey and challenger Mark Ayers. Councilwoman Theresa Strickland will be challenged by Toni Striblin for post 5.