Grovetown, Harlem municipal elections Tuesday

Two municipal elections could mean new leadership in Grovetown and Harlem.


Election day for both cities is Tuesday and will only be open to residents that live within the city limits. The election is not countywide.

In Grovetown, two seats are up for vote with five candidates on the ballot.

Incumbents Sylvia Martin and Vickie Cook are hoping to continue their leadership on the council against challengers Allen Transou, Deborah Fisher and David Payne.

Registered Grovetown voters will go to one of four precincts, which may be different for some residents this election.

Voters originally assigned to cast ballots at Grovetown City Hall as part of precinct 030 will now go to Liberty Park Community Center gymnasium at 1040 Newmantown Road.

Those assigned to precinct 031 will vote at Grovetown Methodist Church, precinct 033 at Grovetown Middle School and precinct 034 at Warren Baptist Church.

In Harlem, two council seats are up for election, sought by incumbents Danny Bellavance and John Thigpen, along with challenger Al Reeves. Lone mayoral candidate, Roxanne Whitaker is running unopposed.

Precinct changes for Harlem voters will also go into effect Tuesday. Voters originally assigned to the old Harlem Middle School and Harlem Baptist Church, will now vote at the new Harlem Library.

All polling locations will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday. No voting will be held at the Columbia County Elections office that day.

In Harlem, there are 1,712 actively registered voters.

In Grovetown, there are 6,215 actively registered voters.

Ballots will not be available Monday, the day before the election. If anyone needs to confirm registration, find out assigned voting precinct or view municipal sample ballots, visit:


For the qualified voters which reside within the city limits of Harlem:

020 โ€“ Harlem Branch Library โ€“ 145 N. Louisville Street, Harlem

For the qualified voters which reside within the city limits of Grovetown:

030-Liberty Park, 1040 Newmantown Road

031-Grovetown Methodist Church, 206 East Robinson Avenue

033-Grovetown Middle School, 5463 Harlem Grovetown Road

034-Warren Baptist Church Grovetown, 777 Horizon South Parkway

The above voting precincts will be open from 7:00 A.M. until 7:00 P.M on Election Day only.