MOULTRIE, Ga. — Statewide races are behind us and a presidential election is coming next year, but 2019 has its own election season for five of Colquitt County’s six municipalities.
Doerun will hold city elections in 2020, but each of the county’s other cities have an election scheduled for Nov. 5.
Qualifying for candidates in Norman Park, Moultrie, Ellenton and Funston will begin at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 19. Funston’s will end Aug. 21, Ellenton’s Aug. 22, and Norman Park’s and Moultrie’s on Aug. 23 — all at 4:30 p.m. on their respective days.
Berlin, where a council post is open, is still finalizing qualification details. Details should be confirmed by the end of this week, city clerk Sarah Odell said. For more information, call 229-324-2444.
Norman Park has three council posts open — two of them currently held by Lamar Weaver and Sandy Hurst with one vacant seat. The qualifying fee is $9.
Moultrie has four posts currently open: Posts 1, 3 and 4, and the mayoral seat. They are held by Lisa Clarke Hill, Angela Castellow, Cecil Barber and William “Bill” McIntosh, respectively. The qualifying fee is $178.20 for a council post and $208.80 for the mayoral post.
Funston has three posts open: two council seats and the mayor’s post. With one seat vacant, the remaining council and mayoral seats are held by Robbie Clayton and Ferrell Ruis, respectively. The qualifying fee is $1.
Ellenton council Posts 4, 5 and 6, held by Carey Jackson, Javier Martinez and Judy Phillips, are up for election. The qualifying fee is $9.
Any citizen wishing to vote in his or her city’s election will need to be registered by Oct. 7.