Deadline Monday for voter registration

by Sarah Fay Campbell

Election season is heating up, with candidate forums planned for races in Senoia, Newnan and Moreland and the voter registration deadline looming. 

 Monday is the last day to register to vote in the Nov. 5 municipal elections for Senoia, Newnan, Moreland, Grantville and Sharpsburg.

Voter registration applications must be postmarked by Monday. Applications can be obtained at the Coweta County Voter Registration Office in the Coweta County Administration Building at 22 East Broad Street in downtown Newnan, at local libraries, and at local city halls.

If you have previously registered to vote, you don't need to register again unless you have moved or haven't voted in several years.

Early voting for all the races starts on Monday, Oct. 14. Early voting is held in the voter registration office and hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

A political forum for Senoia mayor candidates will be held Thursday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. in the Senoia Municipal Court courtroom at 505 Howard St. The forum is sponsored by the Senoia Area Business Group and will be hosted by the Senoia Forums Group.

Senoia residents may submit questions for the candidates. All questions should be relevant to all candidates and on city matters only. The deadline for submitting questions is Oct. 10. Questions should be e-mailed to

Questions will also be accepted at the forum and asked if time allows.

Senoia mayoral candidates are Larry Owens, Suzanne Helfman and Don Rehman.

The Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce is hosting forums for Newnan and Moreland candidates.

The forum for Newnan City Council candidates Scott Cosby and Dustin Koritko will be held Oct. 22 at 6:30 at the SummerGrove Clubhouse.

The forum for Moreland mayor candidates Josh Evans and Dick Ford will be Oct. 15 at 6:30 at the Moreland Mill.

For more information on those forums, contact the chamber at 770-253-2270 or

So far, no forums have been set for the races in Sharpsburg and Grantville.

In Sharpsburg, Polly Garlington is challenging Keith Rhodes for his seat on the council.

In Grantville, Councilwoman Selma Coty is being challenged by Dave Riley. And Councilwoman Rochelle Jabaley is being challenged by Dee Berry, Sandra Luttrell, Leonard Gomez, Marion Cieslik and Billy Tucker.

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