Jury selection begins this morning in the election fraud trial of suspended State Court Judge Carlton Vines in Chattooga County. Vines is standing trial on charges that he was in unlawful possession of ballots, conspiracy to commit election fraud and making false statements in connection with filing notice of candidacy. Judge G. Cary Nelson will be hearing the case in Chattooga County Superior Court in the main courtroom at the Chattooga County Courthouse. Judge Nelson asked for a special jury pool of 100 potential jurors to be called for the trial. Spectators for the trial should remember the new security rules which are in place at the Chattooga County Courthouse. No handbags or purses are allowed in the courthouse. Jury selection is expected to get underway at 9 AM this morning.