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More voters participate in city election than previously
2021 City Council Election Voter Ballot
A Dawsonville voter for the 2021 City Council election. - photo by Erica Jones

On Tuesday Nov. 2, voters from across Dawsonville came out to the polls to vote in the city election for the two seats on the city council. 

By the end of the election, 345 people had submitted their ballots, which is 63 more people than the last city election. However, that is still only 11.94 percent of registered city voters. 

According to Board of Elections and Registration Director Glenda Ferguson, as of last Friday when advance voting ended there had been a total of 170 votes cast, either in person or absentee by mail. The Board of Elections received a request for nine total absentee ballots, eight of which have been cast and one of which is still outstanding. 

Ferguson said as of mid-afternoon on Tuesday, about 80 more citizens had shown up to cast their votes, putting the total at about 250 voters. According to Ferguson, there are 2947 active registered voters who could vote in this election. She said that in the last city election, 282 citizens turned out to vote. 

“We’d really like to see more people, but for the most part everything seems to be okay; I hope that by the time we get to 7 (p.m.) maybe we’ll surpass that 282 from last time,” Ferguson said. “But so far, everything’s running smooth and everything seems to be going okay.”


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