December 2, 2020

Candidates Qualify for City Elections

2015-Election-e1441337921201(Centralhatchee/Ephesus) — Candidates officially qualified this week for the upcoming elections in both the Town of Centralhatchee and the City of Ephesus.

Not much will change as far as the political landscape in Ephesus where only the incumbents qualified for their current positions.

No new candidates qualified meaning Mayor Denney Rogers, City Recorder Dan Harrod, and city council members Aubin Cumbie, Paul Gosdin, Ray Gosdin, Donna Henderson, and Tony Rogers will each continue to hold their current positions.

Public notice will be given and the Ephesus election will be cancelled officially if no write-in candidates qualify before the write-in qualifying deadline passes on September 11.

Incumbent Mayor Barbie Crockett will run unopposed for Mayor of Centralhatchee as no other candidates qualified by the 12:00 deadline today.

At least some change will be coming to the Town of Centralhatchee, however, with a total of six candidates qualifying for the five available city council seats.

Incumbent council members Jimmy Adams, Eley Loftin, Barbara Norwood, and Walt Wiggins qualified to run for re-election in addition to newcomers Julia R. Hand and Emmett Jackson. One incumbent councilman, Tonnie Adams, is now the Heard County Chief Voter Registrar and was legally unable to seek another term.

Because council members do not run for specific “posts,” voters in Centralhatchee will choose the top five from the full slate of candidates with the top five vote-getters winning the seats.

Election day is November 3, 2015 and the polls will be open 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM. The registration deadline to be able to vote in the Centralhatchee election is October 5, 2015.

Early Voting for the election will be October 12 – October 30, Monday – Friday, and will take place at Centralhatchee City Hall during regular business hours. Paper absentee ballots will be available October 12. Anyone who wishes to receive an absentee ballot must contact city hall.

The Board of Registrars will rule on any provisional ballots cast in the election.

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