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May 21 special election to be held to fill vacant Gainesville City Council seat

By Hamilton Keener Anchor / Reporter

The Gainesville City Council announced at Tuesday's meeting that a special election will be held on May 21 to fill the vacant Ward 4 seat. 

Gainesville City officials said the special election will be held in conjunction with the Hall County General Primary/ Nonpartisan election. 

The Ward 4 seat was vacated after the passing of longtime City Councilman George Wangemann

The City Clerk's Office will qualify candidates beginning Mar. 4, 2024, through Mar. 6, 2024, from 8:30 am to 12 p.m. and from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Administration Building at 300 Henry Ward Way, Third floor, Suite 303. 

Potential candidates must file qualifying documents and pay a qualifying fee of $684 during the qualifying period. 

Officials said voter registration for the special election will be open through April 22. 

Absentee ballots can be requested at the Hall County Government Center at 2875 Browns Bridge Road, beginning Mar. 4.

If a runoff election is needed it will be held on June 18.

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