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Special elections for Flowery Branch, Lula council to be held today
Hall County cities vote for seats left vacant
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City Council special elections

Flowery Branch

Seats up for grabs: Post 1, Post 5

Voting hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday

Voting site: City Hall, 5517 Main St., Flowery Branch

Number of early votes: 76


Lula

Seat up for grabs: Post 2

Voting hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday

Voting site: City Hall, 6055 Main St., Lula

Number of early votes: 0

Flowery Branch and Lula voters go to the polls Tuesday for special elections to fill three city council seats.

The Post 1 and 5 seats, previously held by Damon Gibbs and Tara Richards, respectively, are up for grabs in Flowery Branch after Gibbs and Richards moved for jobs outside the city.

Michael Justice and Chris Mundy are running for the Flowery Branch Post 1 seat, which expires Dec. 31. Monica Beatty, Alan Davenport, Ed Edwards and Nicole Kriews are vying for the Post 5 seat, which runs through Dec. 31, 2017.

In Lula, the Post 2 seat is on the line after councilwoman Vicky Chambers died in a January car accident.

Walter Harris and Marvin Moore face off in the Post 2 election in Lula to finish out Chambers’ four-year team that runs through Dec. 31, 2017.

Flowery Branch received 76 ballots in early voting and was waiting for two ballots to return after being mailed to disabled residents.

The South Hall city has 4,088 eligible voters, with 3,310 of them active, according to Hall County Elections Director Charlotte Sosebee.

Nobody took advantage of Lula’s early voting, which began May 26. The East Hall city has 1,265 eligible voters, 968 of them active, Sosebee said.

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall in Flowery Branch and Lula.

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