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Forum set for city council race
City of Dawsonville

Candidates running for Dawsonville City Council seats will soon have an opportunity to answer questions and share viewpoints regarding the upcoming Nov. 7 election.

The Dawson County Chamber of Commerce along with local media outlets Dawson County News, FetchYourNews.com and Smoke Signals will host a candidate forum beginning at 6 p.m. Oct. 3. The event will be at the Performing Arts Center at Dawson County High School. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.

The event is free to the public and anyone interested is encouraged to attend.

Four candidates have announced they are running for the two city council seats that are on the ballot in November. They are: Mark Wade French, Angie Hammond Smith (Incumbent), Mike Sosebee (Incumbent) and Steve Tolson.

“One of the main goals of our Chamber’s Advocacy Committee is to help our citizens and business owners stay informed on the local issues that directly impact them. We have partnered with our community media outlets to host this forum in support of reaching that goal,” said Dawson County Chamber President Christie Haynes. “This forum is an opportunity for citizens and business owners to learn more about the candidates and their priorities before voters cast their ballot in the November election.”

Questions for the forum will be selected by the Chamber’s Advocacy Committee. Those interested in submitting a question should email info@dawson.org or call (7060 265-6278.

The Municipal General Election will be held on Nov. 7 at the Dawsonville precinct, the Dawson County Board of Elections Office located at 96 Academy Avenue. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Advance voting will begin Oct. 16 through Nov. 3 and will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Board of Elections office.

To request an absentee ballot you may visit, http://sos.ga.gov/admin/uploads/absentee_ballot_app_201431.pdf or call 706-344-3640.

The deadline to register to vote is Oct. 10. To register to vote or check your registration status, visit https://www.mvp.sos.ga.gov/MVP/mvp.do

https://www.mvp.sos.ga.gov/MVP/mvp.do

or call the Board of Elections office at (706) 344-3640.