September 8, 2017 9:35 AM
At least one metro area city has cancelled its November election after no one qualified to run against four city council incumbents.
The City of Douglasville announced Friday that council members LaShun Burr Danley, Sam Davis, Mike Miller and Terry Miller are declared winners. The Douglas County Sentinel also reported that there are no official write-in candidates since no one published notice of intent as a candidate in the Legal Organ by last Friday’s deadline.
Down here in South Georgia, we are facing similar problems. A few towns, like Daisy, Brooklet, and Portal, won’t have contested elections either. In other rural areas, like Register, they don’t even have enough candidates qualified for a full council. But it’s certainly a bigger deal to see this happen in a more populated area.
While it’s disappointing that no one else is willing to serve, at least they’ll save the tax dollars.