November 1-- Not many people took advantage of advance voting for the Tuesday city council races in Vidalia.
Voting registrar Carey Alligood reports 457 voters, seven percent of the city's 6,741 registered voters, cast ballots. She says 43 people have returned absentee ballots so far.
Running city-wide for the at-large seat on the city council are former Vidalia police chief Franks Waits versus accountant Bob Dixon.
The race for the fourth ward is between business executive Loyd Mobley and law firm research director Logan Lawrence.
Rumors started floating around Vidalia Friday that Lawrence was accepting a job in Atlanta and would be moving. In an interview on NewsTalk WVOP, he denied the rumors.
"That is not true, I'm not going to be moving to Atlanta right now. I'm still in the election and asking people to vote for me. I'm still campaigning, talking to people and hoping for a positive result on Tuesday," Lawrence said.
When asked if he's been offered a job in Atlanta, the candidate said, "That's not something I'm willing to disclose. I don't really think that's anyone's business," but he reiterated regarding a move, "I have no plan right now to do that."
The polls are open Tuesday from 7 a.m. till 7 p.m. and there's only one voting location. It's at the Vidalia Municipal Annex.