Tuesday Special Elections: What you need to know

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Monday, March 18, 2019

(WRDW/WAGT) -- Both Richmond County and Columbia County have Special Elections Tuesday, and we're telling you what you need to know before heading to the polls.

Richmond County
Richmond County voters will be electing a new District 5 commissioner Tuesday. The winner will finish the term of Commissioner Andrew Jefferson, who died back in November. Johnny Few has served as interim commissioner for a few months.

Here is the list of candidates running Tuesday:
Bernard Harper
Johnny Few
Kelby Walker
Bobby Williams

Columbia County
E-SPLOST:
Columbia County wants to build new schools, fund technology and buy school buses by continuing E-SPLOST. If it passes, the first order of business is three elementary schools, two middle schools and a new county-wide high school campus.

This is not a new tax, it's just an extension of what's currently in place. E-SPLOST has funded 16 new schools in 17 years entirely.

Grovetown City Council: One of two candidates will fill the spot long held by Councilman Dennis Trudeau, the stepfather of former clerk Vicky Capetillo.

Here is the list of candidates running Tuesday:
Allen Transou
Marsha Keating

Polling Information
In both counties, voting will begin at 7:00 a.m. and end at 7:00 p.m. at your regular polling place.

If you're unsure where your polling place is, click HERE to find out!