2015-10-07 / News


Advance voting begins Oct. 12
By Elizabeth Billips

The first votes in November’s General Election will be cast next week.

Advance voting begins Monday for eight races in four Burke County cities and runs through October 30.

The largest number of ballots is expected to be cast in Waynesboro where there is a threeway race for mayor and two contested city council races.

The City of Midville will also hold a mayoral race, and Sardis and Keysville have contested city council seats.

Waynesboro voters will cast their advance ballots, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday at the Burke County Courthouse.

Other cities will hold advance voting at their respective town halls/community centers.

A photo ID is a must for all in-person voters, and mail out signatures are checked when they are received and again when they are returned.

Ballots will be mailed to registered addresses only, unless the voter is out of town temporarily, disabled or staying with a caregiver.

The last day for voter registration and address changes was Oct. 5.


Incumbent Pauline Jenkins
James “Chick” Jones
Portia Washington (write-in)
City Council Ward 2
Incumbent Herman Brown
Jondrea Davis Howard
City Council Ward 3
Incumbent Brenda Lewis
William Alston
Curtis Bell Sr.
City Council Seat (vacant)
Frederick Lamar Grant
Erica Harlemon
Sarah Singletary

At-Large Council Seat
Incumbent Val Prescott
Geneva Wilkerson
At Large Council Seat
Incumbent Johnny Hight
Carol Edmonds
Fayte Murray
At Large Council Seat
Incumbent Arthur Freeman
Herschel Oglesby Jr.
Incumbent Sam Cummings
Larry Sauls

45.5 %

Number of Burke County voters who decided to vote early in the 2012 General Election

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