Qualifying for Tallulah Falls’ special election opens Sept. 6


Qualifying for municipal elections in Georgia just ended, but in the town of Tallulah Falls, they’ll be back at it again in September.

The town council announced this week that qualifying will be held next month for the council seat left vacant by Thomas Tilley’s recent resignation. Tilley resigned because he moved out of town, says Tallulah Falls Attorney Warren Tillery.

A special election will be held in November to fill Tilley’s unexpired term, which runs through December 2025.

The council appointed Sylvia “Cissy” Henry to succeed him. Henry will hold the seat through at least December.

“This gets us through the election,” says Tallulah Falls Mayor Mike Early.

In accepting the temporary appointment, Henry was forced to give up her seat as chair of the Tallulah Falls Planning and Zoning Commission.

The council plans to appoint her successor within the next two months, but not for the chairmanship; that will be filled by someone already on the board.

Qualifying for the special election opens at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, September 6, and ends at 5 p.m. on Friday, September 8.


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