Early voting in all Jackson County municipal elections set for Nov. 5 will be held Oct. 26 through Nov. 1 at locations in Commerce and Jefferson.
Voters can cast their ballots early at the Commerce Recreation Department office at 204 Carson Street and in the auditorium of the Jackson County Administrative Building at 67 Athens Street, Jefferson.
Hours will be 8-5 on Monday through Friday, Oct. 28-Nov. 1, but both locations will also be open on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Ballots for all municipal elections in Jackson County will be available at both sites.
That means someone registered to vote in Arcade or Braselton elections can vote early those elections at the Commerce and Jefferson locations. But that changes on election day.
“On election day, you have to vote in your city,” advises Lori Wurtz, Jackson County election supervisor.
Only 1 Polling Place In Commerce On Election Day
For the first time, Jackson County will conduct most of the municipal elections, and in Commerce there will be just one polling place instead of the usual North Minish and South Minish precincts
All voting Nov. 5 will take place at the Commerce Recreation Department building, 204 Carson Street.
There are two races on the Commerce ballot: the Ward 2 city council race between incumbent Darren Owensby and challenger Donald Wilson; and the District 1 school board race between political newcomers Nathan Anderson and Kevin E. Tate. While only District 1 and Ward 2 will have contested races, the candidates running unopposed for the offices of mayor pro tem (Keith Burchett) and Ward 1 councilman (Archie Chaney) will also be on the ballot. The mayor pro tem position is filled by at-large voting.