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Flowery Branch special election to fill Fred Richards’ seat will be Nov. 6
Fred Richards
Flowery Branch councilman Fred Richards died June 14. - photo by Times file photo

Flowery Branch will conduct a special election Nov. 6 to fill the seat of the late Councilman Fred Richards, who died in June.

The special election will coincide with the county’s general election, so voters will be able to go to their county-designated polling place to cast their ballots.

The new Post 3 councilmember will be elected at large, and their term will expire on Dec. 31, 2019.     

Those who wish to run for the position can qualify Monday, July 16 through Wednesday, July 18. Prospective candidates can go to Flowery Branch City Hall during normal business hours and pay a $144 qualifying fee.

The last day for voters to register for the special election will be Oct. 9.

Richards, 70, had started a new four-year term on Jan. 1 after being reelected in November. He first won a seat on the council in April 2012 in a special election and was re-elected to his first full term in November 2013.

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