Floyd Countians will go to the polls Tuesday, July 31, to fill two empty Floyd County Commission seats and pick a Republican candidate for a third seat in the fall.
A decision on the proposed TSPLOST, a 1-cent regional transportation sales tax, also is on the ballot along with a hotly contested race between three Republicans vying for the vacant state Senate District 52 seat.
David Doss, Chuck Hufstetler and Hayden Collins are all seeking the seat, which represents Floyd County and parts of Chattooga, Bartow and Gordon counties. A runoff, if necessary, will be Aug. 21.
A number of uncontested races and non-binding straw poll questions also are on the ballot.
Voters may ask for either a Democratic or Republican ballot. Also available is a nonpartisan ballot with just judicial races, the TSPLOST referendum and the two special elections.
While only Republicans qualified for the County Commission special elections, the two races also will appear on the Democratic ballot. The winners will take office in August and serve the unexpired terms, through Dec. 31, 2014, of Chad Whitefield and Eddie Lumsden.
Nathan Roberts and Rhonda Wallace are seeking the Post 1 seat held by Whitefield before he and Lumsden resigned in March.
Vying to replace Lumsden in the Post 4 seat are Jerry Lee and Larry Maxey.
The Post 2 primary race between incumbent Garry Fricks and challenger Roger Wade is to decide the party’s nominee and will appear only on the Republican ballots.
The winner of the Fricks-Wade matchup will face Democrat Gary D. Harrell in the Nov. 6 general election.
Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday.