MABLETON, Ga. — For the first time on Tuesday, City of Mableton residents will elect a mayor and city council.
Residents will choose one of four mayoral candidates and a council member for each of the six districts.
Resident Eric Houser said he wants to see the newly-elected mayor and city council address blighted homes in the area.
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“Rebuilding them and make the town a better place to stay,” Houser told Channel 2′s Audrey Washington.
Following the election, the new mayor and council will have to first establish a city government, create a budget and decide on city services.
“Since we got a city, things should be improving,” voter Johnny Robinson said.
Voters Susan and Ed Ward voted against Mableton Cityhood.
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Still, they said they want safety and the unique values of Mableton to remain.
“We want them to care about the community and we want them to hold people accountable in this community,” Ward said.
Elected city leaders will still work with the county to establish services.
Polls closed at 7 p.m.
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