Five candidates will be on the ballot in Tuesday's Grovetown municipal election, but only four will take seats on the council after the votes are counted.
Former Councilman George James is the only candidate in the election to replace Mayor Dennis Trudeau.
James, who served two terms on the city council from 1998 through 1991, was elected to a four-year term in 2005. He resigned Aug. 27 to join the mayoral race.
Longtime resident and museum board member Rosa Lee Owens is the sole candidate to fill the two years left in James' unexpired council term.
Two city council incumbents, David Daughtry and Dick Manion, will be vying to retain their seats while facing newcomer Robert Len Newman.
The two top finishers will fill the two seats.
Daughtry has served nearly 17 consecutive years on the council.
Manion was elected to fill the unexpired term of Marjorie Adams in July 2006. He is seeking a second term.
Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Grovetown City Hall, Grovetown Methodist Church and Grovetown Middle School.
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