Douglas County residents who live within the city of Villa Rica can participate in early voting from Oct. 16 - Nov. 3, Monday through Friday from 8 am. to 5 p.m. at the Douglas County Elections Office, on the first floor of the Douglas County Courthouse, 8700 Hospital Dr. in Douglasville.

The official election day is on Tuesday, Nov. 7 and Villa Rica voters who live in Douglas County will be able to cast their ballot at the one location.

For those residents of Douglas County who reside in Ward 4, the incumbent Councilman Gil McDougal is running unopposed. Douglas County residents who live in Ward 5 within the city of Villa Rica have a choice between two candidates for the city council seat. Incumbent Councilman Danny Bruce Carter is facing opposition by Larry D. Cohrs.

A special election is being held for voters to decide whether or not to approve a Homestead Tax Exemption for Senior Citizens, which reads:

"Shall the Act be approved which provides a homestead exemption from City of Villa Rica ad valorem taxes for municipal purposes in the amount of $8,000 of the assessed value of the homestead for residents who are 65 years of age or older?"

A sample ballot can be viewed by going to and clicking on departments, then scrolling down to elections.

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