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Cast your ballot for the 2021 municipal elections

            Pickens County Board of Elections & Registration will conduct a municipal election November 2, 2021, for the cities of Jasper, Nelson and Talking Rock. Only registered voters living in the city limits of these municipalities can vote during this election.

Qualifying candidates are:

City of Jasper

Sonny Proctor – City Council Post #1 (Incumbent)

Ryan O’Dea – City Council Post #1

Anne Sneve –City Council Post #2 (Incumbent) (Unopposed)

City of Talking Rock

Steven Lewis – City Council Post #1

Andrea Watson – City Council Post #1 (Incumbent)

Cheryl Sams – City Council #2

Anthony Hawf – City Council Post #2 (Incumbent)

James Bryant, Jr. – City Council Post #4 (Incumbent)

Kenneth Darrell Cain – City Council Post #4

City of Nelson

Sylvia Green – Mayor (Incumbent) (Unopposed)

Terry Johnson – City Council Post #1

James Queen – City Council Post #1 (Incumbent)

Michael Brown – City Council Post #2

William Taylor – City Council Post #2

Susan Johnston – City Council Post #2 (Incumbent)

Eligible registered voters

may vote as follows:

            October 4, 2021: Last day to register to vote for this election. You can verify your voting registration at the Georgia Secretary of State, Voter Info: 

www.mvp.sos.ga.gov/MVP/.do. If you do not have access to the website, contact Pickens County Board of Elections and Registration at contact information provided below.

            October 12, 2021 – October 29, 2021: Advance in-person voting will be at the Pickens County Recreation Center, 1329 Camp Rd., Jasper, GA, 30143. Dates and times as follows:

            •October 12 – October 15, 2021, Tuesday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

            •October 16, 2021, Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

            •October 18 – October 22, 2021, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

            •October 23, 2021, Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

            •October 25 – October 29, 2021, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

            Mail-in absentee voting applications: Georgia Law SB 202 has changed the absentee voting application process. Mail-in absentee ballot applications can be requested now and no later than October 22, 2021 for this election.  Absentee ballot applications received after October 22, 2021 will not be processed. Absentee ballots will be mailed out by the Pickens County Board of Elections & Registration no earlier than October 11, 2021.

            Absentee ballot applications can be requested online www.mvp.sos.ga.gov/MVP/mvp.do.  If you do not have access to the website, please contact the Pickens County Board of Elections & Registration at contact information provided below. Follow the instructions in the application.  Applications can be returned by mail, fax, email (as an attachment), or in-person to the Pickens County Board of Elections & Registration, 83 Pioneer Rd, Jasper, GA 30143.

            Completed mail-in absentee ballots: Completed absentee ballots will be mailed to, or placed by the voter or other qualified party, in the absentee ballot drop box located inside Pickens County Board of Elections & Registration, 83 Pioneer Rd., Jasper, Ga, 30143.

            Completed absentee ballots that are mailed must be received by November 2 at 7 p.m.  The absentee ballot drop box will be accessible only during advance in-person voting and only inside at the Pickens County Board of Elections & Registration as follows:

            •October 12 – October 15, 2021, Tuesday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

            •October 16, 2021, Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

            •October 18 – October 22, 2021, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

            •October 23, 2021, Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

            •October 25 – October 29, 2021, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

            November 2, 2021 – General Election will be held at the following precincts’ polls and will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

            City of Jasper: Jasper Police Department, 55 Dixie St., Suite C, Jasper, Ga., 30143

            City of Nelson: Nelson City Hall, 1985 Kennesaw Ave., Nelson, Ga., 30151

            City of Talking Rock: Talking Rock Community Center, 4675 Highway 136W, Talking Rock, Ga., 30175

            November 30, 2021 – Run-off election will be held should one be required.

            Pickens County Board of Elections and Registration is located at 83 Pioneer Rd., Jasper, Ga. 30143. You may contact Ms. Stacey Godfrey, Elections & Registration Supervisor at sagodfrey@pickenscountyga.gov,  and/or Elections and Registration assistant Mrs. Rhonda Waggoner, at rwaggoner@pickenscountyga.gov; or call 706-253-8781 during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.

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