Chattooga County residents that would like to be able to vote on what form of government their county has, are invited to a “petition signing” event. In fact, there will be several opportunities in the upcoming days to sign a petition that would allow voters to vote on whether or not to change the county’s government from a “sole commissioner” to a multi-person commission.
Allan Baggett, who is heading up the petition drive, is looking to get around 1,700 signatures before the State Legislature convenes next year. Baggett says that State Senator Jeff Mullis has told him that if there are enough signers, the petition would be considered for legislation to allow Chattooga County voters to vote on the issue.
Mr. Baggett has scheduled four petition signing opportunities for registered Chattooga County voters:
Friday – May 18th from 11 AM until 2 PM at Dowdy Park in Summerville
Saturday – May 19th from 11 AM until 2 PM at Dowdy Park in Summerville
Monday – May 21st from 6 – 8 PM at the Chattooga Senior Center in Summerville
Monday – June 18th from 6 – 8 PM at the Chattooga Senior Center in Summerville