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Early voting starts today
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Early voting in municipal elections begins Monday in Liberty and Long counties and lasts through Oct. 30. Election Day is Nov. 3.

There are contested races in Hinesville for mayor and four of the five City Council seats, in Walthourville for mayor and two City Council seats, and in Riceboro for mayor.

Riceboro City Council has seven candidates running for four seats, including all four incumbents, and the top four vote-getters in citywide voting win the seats.

Ludowici has a contested mayor’s race, but all five incumbent City Council members are running unopposed.

Voters who want to vote early in the Hinesville, Riceboro and Walthourville elections may do so from
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Liberty County Historic Courthouse, 100 N. Main St. in Hinesville.

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 3 at the usual polling places in those cities and Ludowici. People should be residents of the city in which they seek to vote, and they must bring valid photo identification, such as a driver’s license.

Here is a schedule of election coverage in the Coastal Courier:

• Today: Hinesville mayor;

• Wednesday: Hinesville City Council, Districts 1 and 2;

• Sunday, Oct. 18: Hinesville City Council, Districts 3 and 5

• Wednesday, Oct. 21: Walthourville mayor and council

• Sunday, Oct. 25: Riceboro mayor and council

• Wednesday, Oct. 28: Ludowici mayor.

All election stories, as well as video of the Liberty County Joint Political Forum, which was held Monday evening, can be seen at

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