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Early Voting Starts Monday for House Race

Four residents are running in the special election for the district, which covers portions of Cherokee, Forsyth and north Fulton counties.

Credit: Patch
Credit: Patch
Early voting for the Georgia House District 22 special election will start on Monday in Cherokee County.

Voting will be held between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16 through Friday, Dec. 20, and Monday Dec. 23 at the Stone Elections Building in downtown Canton.

The office is at 400 East Main Street in Canton.

No voting will be held at the office Tuesday, Dec. 24 through Thursday, Dec. 26 as the office will be closed for the Christmas holiday.

Early voting will resume on Friday, Dec. 27 during the aforementioned hours.

The remaining schedule for early voting at the office includes:
  • Saturday, Dec. 28: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  
  • Monday, Dec. 30 and Tuesday, Dec. 31: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday January 1, 2014: Closed for New Year's Day
  • Thursday Jan. 2 and Friday Jan. 3: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
No voting will be held on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, and polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, for the special election. If needed, a run-off election has been tentatively set for Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014.

Cherokee precincts participating in the election on Tuesday are Avery, Ball Ground, Bradshaw, Conns Creek, Free Home, Hickory Flat, Hightower, Macedonia, Union Hill and Univeter. 

Four Cherokee Republicans — Cherokee County residents Meagan Biello, Jeff Duncan, Nate Cochran and Sam Moore — are all vying to become the next elected official to represent the district, which includes portion of Cherokee, Forsyth and north Fulton counties. 

The seat became vacant with the passing of former State Rep. Calvin Hill (R-Hickory Flat), who died after a battle with leukemia

Voters can check their eligibility, as well as their polling locations, in the race by visiting the Georgia Secretary of State's website.

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