Oakwood to swear in new Council member as Sec of State investigates election

The Secretary of State’s Office says it will investigate in Oakwood, as Hall County elections officials confirm reports that 200 people who do not live in Oakwood cast ballots in last month’s City Council election. Rhonda Wood won the race to replace her late husband by 88 votes. She was to have been sworn in Tuesday. Now comes word that she will take office at the next Council meeting next week.

From the Ga News Network…

The City of Oakwood in Northeast Georgia says it will swear in Rhonda Wood to fill the vacant Post 4 seat on the city council, despite a Secretary of State’s Office investigation into her recent election.    

Wood defeated Volley Collins by an 88-vote margin in a special election on March 12. However, Hall County elections officials found that 200 people who didn’t live in the city cast ballots in the election.    

AccessWDUN is reporting the city says that Collins’ window for challenging the election results has passed, meaning they can lawfully swear-in Wood. The ceremony will be held on April 8.

Tim Bryant

Tim Bryant

Tim Bryant hosts Classic City Today, 6-10 weekday mornings on 98.7FM & AM 1340 WGAU in Athens.



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