Early voting for two city council seats in Blackshear and the special purpose local option sales tax (SPLOST) referendum opened Monday and will run through Friday, November 1. Voting will take place from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. each day at the Pierce County Board of Elections and Registration at 312 Nichols Street, Blackshear.

Shawn Godwin and Jeffrey Parr are running for the District 5 seat on Blackshear’s council while Roy Gilleon and Linda Dennison are both seeking the District 6 seat. Those elections are open to registered voters living in those respective districts.

A county-wide referendum calling for renewal of the SPLOST is also on the ballot. All Pierce County registered voters are eligible to vote on that referendum. If passed, the 2020 SPLOST would be a renewal of the current SPLOST, not an additional one cent tax.

Registered voters will report to the Pierce County Gym at the Southeast Georgia Regional Agricultural Center on College Avenue in Blackshear or Eagle Station on Williams Street in Patterson on Election Day, Nov. 5. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

There will be no voting Monday, Nov. 4.