Mon., January 4, 2010 5:29pm (EST)

Voters to Elect Lawmaker
By Mary Ellen Cheatham
Updated: 4 years ago

AUGUSTA, Ga.  —  
Voters will elect a new state senator on Tuesday.  (Photo by Patrick Sheridan through Wikimedia Commons)
Voters will elect a new state senator on Tuesday. (Photo by Patrick Sheridan through Wikimedia Commons)
People in Augusta will go to the polls Tuesday in a special election to fill a state senate seat in Georgia's legislative District 22.

The winner will replace Ed Tarver, who resigned after he was named U.S. Attorney for the region including Augusta and Savannah.

Three Democrats -- former State Representative Hardie Davis, former state court solicitor Harold Jones and business owner Sandra Suetta Cannon Scott -- are vying for the seat. Taylor Bryant, an auto technician, is the Libertarian candidate.

The special election will cost about $70,000-80,000, according to the Richmond County Board of Elections. The money for such elections typically comes from an Augusta Commission contingency fund.

Early voting began last week. Officials expect to voter turnout be light.