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Early voting in Milner council races underway

Early voting in the two hotly-contested Milner city council races got underway Monday at the elections board office at the county annex on Thomaston Street in Barnesville. Ballots may be cast from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 to 5 p.m. daily through Friday, Nov. 1. Election day is Tuesday, Nov. 5. Election day voters will cast ballots at the Milner library. The polling place will be open from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. There are two races on the Milner ballot. Candidates Wayne Inglett and Skip Seda are battling for the post vacated by the resignation of Roger Samples who is moving out of the community. Three other posts, those of incumbents Betty Wilson and Fred Stephens and the slot formerly held by Tracey Alford who resigned, are also up for grabs. Those positions will be filled by plurality voting. The top three vote getters among six candidate will win four-year terms. The six are Wilson, Fred Stephens, Regina Stephens, Helen Palacios-Jordan, David Jerry Smith and Vickie W. Smith. All candidates are expected to appear at a political forum Oct. 19 at 11 a.m. at the Milner library. Questions for the candidates may be submitted at city hall.

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