Clayton County

Early voting begins for special election for new Clayton County sheriff, Ga. House seat

CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. — Early voting officially began Monday for a Clayton County special election to vote on a new sheriff, state representative and a $435 million Special Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) for schools.

Current interim sheriff Levon Allen, Clarence Cox, Terry Evans, Dwayne Fabian and Chris Storey are all running to replace former Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill.

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In the race for State House District 75, Herman “Drew” Andrews (D), Della Ashley (R) and Eric W. Bell II (D) are running to fill the State House District 75 seat left by Mike Glanton. He resigned after 14 years in the Georgia House of Representatives.

A full sample ballet, including the question for the $435 SPLOST, can be found here.

Early voting will run through March 17. The polls are opening from 8 a.m. to 7 a.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturdays and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays.

For voters who want to submit an absentee ballot, the deadline to request a ballot is March 10.


Many eyes will be on who will win the election for Clayton County sheriff following the embattlement Hill’s career.

In late October, a federal jury found Hill guilty of violating civil rights of jail detainees. He was found guilty on six of his seven charges, and not guilty on the other charge.

In December, the state of Georgia revoked the law enforcement certification for former Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill. Under Georgia law and POST rules, a police officer is not allowed to continue in that capacity with a felony conviction.

His sentencing is scheduled for March 14.