Special Liberty council election planned

By Jason Evans

Staff Reporter

LIBERTY — A special election will be held in Liberty later this month to fill a vacancy on city council.

According to the county elections office, polls will be open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. on July 26.


The election is to fill the Ward 2 seat formerly held by Lisa Hunter.

Candidate filing closed on May 31.

Misty Medlin was the only person to file for the office. Voters will also have the ability to type in a write-in candidate.

The election will be citywide and open to all registered voters of the city regardless of which ward they live in.

Every person offering to vote in the election must be registered on the county books of registration as an elector and resident of the city of Liberty 30 days prior to the election. The last day to register to vote for the special election was June 25.

The following precincts and polling places will be open on the date of the election:

Rices Creek, located at Liberty First Baptist Church, 403 Edgemont Ave.

West Liberty, located at Calumet Baptist Church, 400 S. Peachtree St.

East Liberty, located at Eastside Baptist Church, 920 Anderson Drive.

North Liberty, located at Liberty United Methodist Church, 310 Mae St.

Absentee voting for the election is now underway. In-person absentee voting is available at the Pickens County Office of Registrations and Elections, located at 222 McDaniel Ave. in Pickens, during normal business hours, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The in-person absentee voting will close at 5 p.m. on July 25.

Absentee voting is also available by mail. Learn more at or by calling (864) 898-5948. The last day an absentee ballot can be mailed is July 22.

A runoff election, if needed, will be held Aug. 9.