Stephens Co. Special Election Today

Voters in Stephens County will head to the polls today to decide a special election for an unexpired term on the Stephens County Commission.

Michelle Grafton and Ralph Stowe are running in the election voters are deciding today.

The winner will serve out the remainder of the unexpired term of the late Harold Andrews on the Stephens County Commission.

That term runs through December 31.

Stephens County Registrar Theresa Kelley said polls will be open all day today for voters to cast their ballots.

“If they want to vote today, they need to go to the Senior Center,” said Kelley.  “We will be there from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  They (voters) need a picture ID.”

The Senior Center is the only location today for voting.

Kelley also said those who have not returned their paper mail-in absentee ballot to do so by the time polls close today.

“If you have absentee ballots that have not been returned, they need to be returned by 7 p.m. today,” said Kelley.

Some people have already voted in this election through early voting, which began last month and went for three weeks.

However, Kelley said turnout was not very heavy during the early voting period.

“It went really slow,” said Kelley.  “We only had about 5 percent turnout during early voting.”

Kelley said there were no problems during the early voting period.

For more information on today’s special election, contact the Stephens County Registrar’s Office at 706-886-8954.

AM 630 WNEG will provide election updates once the polls close at 7 p.m. during tonight’s Stephens County Indian baseball game.

We will also update results online at our website,