ELLIJAY, Ga. – The Probate Office of Gilmer County is adding one more item to November’s ballot in the form of a Post 1 Commissioner Election. This Special Election comes after the recent resignation of Dallas Miller.
The new election process will be abbreviated from the normal process as qualifying will go for three days next week, Monday, September 23, 2019, until noon on Wednesday, September 25, 2019. After that, the election will be held on November 5, 2019. Despite the quick turn around, this means that the two remaining commissioners will be going the the county’s budget process without a third.
The full release from Probate Judge and Election Superintendent Scott Chastain follows:
CALL FOR SPECIAL ELECTIONTo be published in a newspaper of appropriate circulation- O.C.G.A. §21-2-2(3)Notice is hereby given that, in accordance with O.C.G.A. § 21-2-540, a special election shall be held in Gilmer County to fill the vacancy in the office of County Commissioner Post 1, caused by resignation of the Honorable Dallas Miller. The special election will be held on November 5, 2019.Qualifying for the special election shall be held at the office of the Probate Judge of Gilmer County, beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, September 23, 2019 and ending at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 25, 2019. The qualifying fee shall be $213.76.All persons who are not registered to vote and who desire to register to vote in the special election may register to vote through the close of business on Tuesday, October 7, 2019 Early voting will begin on Tuesday October 15, 2019 and end on November 1, 2019. Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Election Day.Should a runoff election be required, such runoff will be held onTuesday, December 3, 2019This 13th Day of September, 2019. Scott C. ChastainElection Superintendent