The special election runoff for the vacant District 5 council seat is scheduled for Tuesday, April 16. The March 19 election didn’t yield an overall winner, because no candidate secured 50 percent plus one of the votes. The runoff will determine whether candidate Bobby Ryon or Karl Riles will take the seat.
According to the March election results, Riles earned 133 of the votes and Ryon earned 123 votes.Early voting for the election will begin Monday, April 8 and conclude Friday, April 12. Voting is open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. during the early voting period. Early voting takes place at the Historic Courthouse in downtown Hinesville. The runoff will take place from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday, April 16.
All voting on Election Day will take place at the Shuman Recreation Center, 800 Tupelo Trail, Hinesville.For more information about the special election, contact the City of Hinesville Clerk’s office at 912-876-3564.