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Elections board considers changing city boundaries ahead of November election
City Council Posts 3, 4 and 5 will be on the ballot this fall
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With new properties being annexed into the city of Cumming, the footprint of city voters will also change.

At a short meeting on Tuesday morning, members of the Forsyth County Board of Voter Registrations and Election discussed changing the boundaries of the city of Cumming precinct, one of the county’s 16 voting precincts, to match the current city border.

“We need to make it match the boundary lines because that will make it much more straightforward system-wise,” said Mandi Smith, director of voter registrations and elections.

The change is timely as the city will have three city council posts up for election this fall.

“Anything that is happening with Cumming will have to happen very fast because of their election,” Smith said.

City Council Posts 3, 4 and 5, held by Lewis Ledbetter, Christopher Light and Linda Ledbetter, respectively, will be on the ballot this fall.

Qualifying for the races will be held Aug. 19-21 at Cumming City Hall. The qualifying fee for the election is $180.

Voters living in the city are able to vote for both city and county matters.

No decision was made at the meeting.