2017-10-18 / Front Page

Early voting

Early voting for the Nov. 7 General Election is underway and will continue through Friday, Nov. 3.

Voters will be going to the polls to cast their ballots for local candidates in Blakely, Arlington and Damascus.


Two City Council posts are up for election in Blakely — City Council District 1, Post 1 and District 2, Post 2.

District 1, Post 1 incumbent Al Hutchins is being challenged by Arthur Wimbush. District 2, Post 1 incumbent Charles Middleton is being challenged by Travis Wimbush.


Three candidates are running for mayor: incumbent Marvin King, Raymond Williams and Jerome Brackins.

Candidates for council posts include: Council Post 2: Leonard Davis and Kenneth Sizemore. Council Post 4: incumbent Betty Murdock and Deidre Evans-Severson. Council Post 5 - incumbent Lisa Aldridge. Council Post 6: John Hatcher and Elgunnita Moore.


Two candidates are running for three City Council seats in Damascus — incumbents Pat Levatte and Angela Salter Holmes. A third council seat remains open.

Note: There will be no municipal election in Jakin in November.

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