Running in the special election is former Bowman City Mayor Pamela Johnson, and Scott Harpold; the winner will take the place of Councilwoman Pauline Siegler who stepped down at the end of 2013 due to health issues.
Elbert County Probate Judge Stephanie Hewell is the Election Superintendent for the special election, and says all voters are required to have photo identification.
“Georgia does require a photo ID for anyone that votes, and right now early voting is at the city hall of Bowman, and also they have to be a resident of the city of Bowman to be able to vote in this election”, said Hewell.
Those who can vote in the election are strictly limited to residents of Bowman, and Hewell says they know who can and can not vote in the election.
“They have a list to go by, and if there is any question, they will call the registrar’s office, and that office would confirm whether or not they are a qualified voter”, explained Hewell.
Early voting takes place at Bowman City Hall from 8:00am until 5:00pm each day, while being off from noon until 1:00pm for lunch.
Early voting closes on March 14th, with the election to follow on March 18th.
Election day voting will be held at the Bowman Community Center from 7:00am until 7:00pm.