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Early voting gets underway Monday for Dist. 1 runoff

Early voting in the upcoming Dec. 5 special run-off election for District 1 Grady County Commissioner begins Monday.
Due to the compressed schedule, only one week of early voting will be conducted, Nov. 27 through Dec. 1.
The hours in which voters can cast ballots is between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
All early voting for this special run-off election will be held at the Board of Registrars office located at 24 Third Ave. N.E. behind the Grady County Courthouse.
Elections officials say they want to point out to voters that advanced voting for the Nov. 7 special election was held at the courthouse, but the advanced voting for the run-off will be held at the Board of Registrars office.
The ballot includes Richard Jordan and June Duke Knight. The duo is seeking to replace veteran commissioner Elwyn Childs who resigned in September due to health concerns.
A third candidate, Earle Jeter, had earned a spot in the run-off, but just a day after the election he withdrew his candidacy.
In the Nov. 7 voting, Jordan earned 180 votes and Jeter and Knight both garnered 131 votes each. The fourth candidate in the field, Frank Jones, received 93 votes.
Of the 2,633 registered voters in District 1, only 536 voters cast ballots.

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