The deadline to register to vote for city of Cumming elections and the District 26 special election is quickly approaching.
To vote in the elections, voters must register by Tuesday to vote for Cumming mayor and city council Posts 1 and 2 and the special election to replace former District 26 state Rep. Geoff Duncan, who stepped down from the position to focus on his 2018 campaign for lieutenant governor.
Voters can register online at Secretary of State’s website at www.sos.ga.gov or in-person at the Forsyth County Voter Registrations and Elections office from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the second floor the Forsyth County Administration building at 110 E. Main Street, Cumming.
Mail-in registrations can be done as long they are “USPS postmarked” by Tuesday or at Forsyth County Public Library locations.
Voters can check to see if they are already registered at www.mvp.sos.ga.gov/MVP/mvp.do.
The following candidates qualified for the city election.
• Mayor: H. Ford Gravitt (incumbent) and Troy Brumbalow
• Post 1: Chuck Welch (incumbent) and Chad Crane
• Post 2: Quincy Holton (incumbent) and Jason Evans
For the District 26 seat, Republicans Marc Morris, a U.S. Navy veteran and businessman, and Tina Trent, a freelance political writer for Capitol Research Center and America’s Survival, and Democrat Steve Smith, a retail manager, qualified for the seat.
Only voters living in the city or District 26, east and northeast Forsyth, can vote in the elections.
The elections will be held Nov. 7, and in-person absentee voting will begin on Oct. 16.
If none of the District 26 candidates reach at least 50 percent of the vote plus one vote, a runoff will be held on Dec. 5. The city elections will not have a runoff.
More information and voter registration documents can be found at http://www.forsythco.com/Departments-Offices/Voter-Registrations-Elections.