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BOE to Determine Eligibility of Voters and Candidates for District 2 Special Election

Nicole Jordan

Commissioner Mariah Parker’s pending resignation is posing a challenge for the Athens-Clarke County Board of Elections.

The Board is still determining who is eligible to vote and run for the commission seat being vacated by Parker. According to information from the ACC government, the County Attorney’s Office is working with the BOE in reviewing state law and election procedures to determine who is eligible voters in the current District 2 boundaries or those living in the recently drawn District 2 created after redistricting which goes into effect in January.

Parker announced their resignation Monday, it is effective, Wednesday, August 31st.

A Special Election to fill that seat will be held on November 8th, at the same time of the General Election.

More information will be released once a final decision has been reached.


Alexia Ridley joined WUGA as Television and Radio News Anchor and Reporter in 2013. When WUGA TV concluded operations, she became the primary Reporter for WUGA Radio. Alexia came to Athens from Macon where she served as the News Director and show host for WGXA TV. She's a career journalist and Savannah native hailing from the University of Michigan. However, Alexia considers herself an honorary UGA DAWG!