(Franklin) — All three candidates will be back on the ballot for a special election for Heard County Commissioner of District 5 which will take place on Tuesday, September 9, 2014.
Early voting will begin on August 18 at the Heard County Courthouse, while the Franklin and Southwest precincts will both be open on the official special election day September 9.
Incumbent commissioner Sandi Allen and challengers Joe Adams and Yvette Abrahamson will be once again vying for the Republican Primary win after Judge William H. Ison ruled on July 14 in favor of Allen’s challenge to the results of the May 20th primary won in a close race by Adams.
Judge Ison threw out the results after determining mistakes were made by poll workers in giving an incorrect ballot to a single voter on election day morning at the Southwest precinct.
Adams had seemingly avoided a run-off with Allen by just a single vote and had been declared the winner of the election by Heard County Election Superintendent Joseph Bledsoe on May 23.
The only District 5 voters ineligible to vote in the special election will be those that voted in the democratic primary in May.
Those in District 5 that voted Republican or did not vote in the primary at all will be eligible to vote this time around.