Voters face decisions on arena, leaders in 3 local communities

James Brown Arena
James Brown Arena
Published: Nov. 1, 2021 at 8:42 AM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - Advance voting has ended in the special election for the new James Brown Arena, but in-person Election Day voting will take place Tuesday.

Residents of Richmond County are voting on a bond referendum to help pay for the new arena.

Advance voting took place at several location over the past few week. After voting wrapped up Friday, officials announced that 3,074 people had cast early ballots.

Election Day voting will be available from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, and all polling locations in Richmond County will be open. Voters must report to their assigned precinct. To find you polling location in Richmond County, visit

All people voting in person during advance voting must provide one of the six acceptable forms of photo identification.

Also voting Tuesday ...

Municipal elections will be held in Hephzibah, Blythe and Grovetown. In Grovetown, incumbents Deborah Fisher and Sylvia Martin are both running to keep their seats on the City Council. Newcomer Shelly Kandian sat on the city’s Planning Commission before stepping down to run for council.

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