Voters have just two more days to decide who they'll support for the 10th Congressional District and state Senate 24th District.
The race for both seats and a question concerning the use of tax-allocation districts will go before Columbia County voters in Tuesday's special election. Precincts will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
In the congressional race, which is to fill the unexpired term of the late Charlie Norwood, voters will be asked to either choose from 10 listed candidates or write in their own choice.
Those running to fill the unexpired term, which lasts through the end of 2008, are: Paul Broun, Republican; Denise Freeman, Democrat; Bill Greene, Republican; James Marlow, Democrat; Mark Myers, Republican; Evita Paschall, Democrat; Nate Pulliam, Republican; Jim Sendelbach, Libertarian; Erik M. Underwood, Republican; and Jim Whitehead, Republican.
In the state senate seat, which is being vacated by Whitehead as he runs for the late Norwood's seat, the following four candidates will be on the ballot: Lee Benedict, Republican; William (Bill) Jackson, Republican; Brett McGuire, Republican; and Scott C. Nichols, Democrat.
The person filling that unexpired term also will do so through the end of 2008. In either of the two races, should one candidate not receive 50 percent of the vote, the top two vote getters would then face one another again in a July 17 runoff.
In Tuesday's election, Columbia County voters also will be asked to vote on authorizing the county to exercise redevelopment powers, allowing them to establish Tax Allocation Districts, or TADs.
A TAD freezes the assessed value of property in a specific area and allows any increases in values over that frozen figure to go toward infrastructure improvements in the defined district.
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