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Qualifying for city elections starts today
Allen Brown
Current City of Hinesville Mayor Allen Brown signs the forms to qualify for the upcoming election. Residents seeking office in the various council and city elections have until 4:30 p.m. Friday to qualify.

Qualifying for municipal races in Liberty County began today and continues through Friday.

The city of Hinesville will hold qualifying for candidates planning to run for any of the six city council seats or for mayor. Candidates can qualify from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. each day this week. 

The qualifying fee for mayor is $720. The fee to run for city council is $360.

Early voting will be held at the Historical Courthouse, 100 Main Street, in Hinesville, from Oct. 15-Nov. 1, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. The Voters Registration Office is in the Historical Courthouse, 100 N. Main Street, Suite 1600 in downtown Hinesville.

The municipal polling place for the city of Hinesville is at the Charles M. Shuman Recreation Center, 800 C Tupelo Trail.  Polls will be open for Election Day, Nov. 5, from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

In the city of Riceboro, qualifying for the municipal election began this morning and ends at 4:30 p.m. Friday. Qualifying will take place at Riceboro City Hall, 4614 S. Coastal Highway in Riceboro.

The qualifying fee for mayoral candidates is $900; for city council seats the fee is $360.

Early voting will be held at the John D. McIver Auditorium, 9397 East Oglethorpe Highway in Midway from Oct. 15, through Nov. 1, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.; with the exception of Columbus Day on Oct. 14 when the J.D. McIver Auditorium will be closed.

The polling place on Election Day for the City of Riceboro’s municipal election will be held at the Riceboro Youth Center, 5649 South Coastal Highway, on Nov. 5, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Qualifying for the Walthourville city election will be held today through Friday, from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., at Walthourville City Hall, 222 Busbee Road, in the city clerk’s office. 

The qualifying fee for mayor is $432; for a city council member the fee is $216.

The polling place for Walthourville’s municipal election is the Walthourville Police Department, 192B Talmadge Road. If there is a need for a runoff election, it would be held Dec. 3.

The last day for residents to register to vote in city elections is Oct. 7.

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