THOMASVILLE — The early voting periods for two local runoff elections concluded last week.
Thomas County Elections’ Supervisor Frank Scoggins said 221 voters have participated in the city council District 1, Post 1 runoff election so far. An additional 36 absentee ballots have been mailed or received.
District 1 voters will be able to vote on election day at their home precincts at Harper Elementary School, Douglass School, the Thomasville Community Resource Center or Remington ESC. Scoggins said voters can locate their precincts at the county website under “My Voter Page.”
At stake is a four-year term on the Thomasville City Council. Voters will have the opportunity to chose between newcomers Nate Tyler and Wanda Warren. Incumbent Terry Scott did not quality for the runoff.
Meanwhile in Cairo, early voting in the District 1 city council runoff election also concluded Friday.
A city official said 196 voters participated in the early voting period.
District 1 voters will have a final chance to make a choice between incumbent Lannis Thornton and challenger Ann Williams on election day, Tuesday, Dec. 3. Voters can cast their ballots at the Grady County Agri-Center between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.
The runoff will determine whether Thornton or Williams will serve a four-year term beginning in January.
Thornton received 120 votes to Williams’ 105 on election night, but it was not enough for either candidate to secure victory.
A third candidate, Alicia Byrden-Gurley, did not qualify for the runoff.