By: Linton Johnson
Today is Election Day, with voters the cities of Elberton and Bowman going to the polls to decide who will be their mayor for the next two years and for a contested city council post in Elberton’s Ward 5.
In Elberton, incumbent Mayor Larry Guest is challenged by political newcomer Mike Fernandez. Incumbent City Council Member Joel Seymour and challenger Kyle Parham are vying for the Ward 5 council seat. A total of 354 Elberton voters cast their ballots during the early voting period.
In Bowman, incumbent Mayor Betty Jo Maxwell faces challenger Mark Berryman, a current city council member. Ninety-two voters took part in early voting in Bowman.
Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Elberton City Hall and the Bowman Community Center.
WSGC News will provide election results tonight after the votes are counted on WSGC 105.3 FM, wsgcradio.com, the TunIN Radio APP on our smartphone and on our Facebook page, with full coverage in tomorrow’s Hometown Headlines and the Morning Show with Scott Smith.