Early voting opened Tuesday for the Nov. 2 Municipal Election, which includes a contested race for Thomaston’s mayor pro tempore, an at-large seat on the city council.
Incumbent Doug Head and challengers Sharon King and Loraine “Lori” Lindsey provide in-depth answers to key questions posed by The Upson Beacon in Section B. The section also features voting times, locations, and instructions, along with an absentee ballot example, oath envelope sample, and paid candidate advertisements.
The race will be decided by plurality voting, meaning that a candidate will not be required to receive more than 50 percent of total votes cast. The candidate receiving the highest percentage of votes will win outright, with no runoff.
In addition to the mayor pro tempore race, the ballot will include a special purpose local option sales tax (SPLOST) referendum, package sale of distilled spirits (liquor package stores) question, unopposed races for two Thomaston City Council seats, and a contested race for Yatesville City Council.
Editor’s Note: Answers to questions were printed exactly as submitted by candidates, without typical editing practices (grammar, punctuation, capitalization, etc.) to comply with Associated Press style guidelines.