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The Press-Sentinel > News > Screven qualifying to begin; ESPLOST vote set for Nov. 5

Nov. 5 is election day this year with the future funding for the Board of Education and all five council seats and mayor’s office in Screven to be determined.

The Screven General Election and a countywide Special Election will have polls across the county open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

In county voting a single question will be put before local voters. The education special purpose local option sales tax (ESPLOST) approved in 2009 will expire June 30, 2014. If approved for renewal, the one-cent local tax would be levied for five more years for use by the Wayne County Board of Education. Funding for two additional elementary schools will be at stake.

In Screven, none of the members of the present Council has announced their intentions with the exception of Nellie Hill. At 92 years old, she has announced that she will not seek re-election.

Qualifying for the mayoral post or a council seat will run Aug. 26-30 at Screven City Hall. Hours will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. City hall will be closed Aug. 28 and Aug. 29 from noon until 1 p.m.

Candidates for mayor must pay a $90 qualifying fee. Those running for the City Council are required to pay a fee of $18. All candidates must be legal residents of the city of Screven.

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