Yes, Bethlehem, there is an election.
More famous for its distinctive Christmas postmark than its politics, Bethlehem has a three-way council race on tomorrow’s ballot, but the contest garnered very little interest in the three weeks of early voting that ended Friday.
Only five town residents voted in person at the Barrow County Board of Elections & Registration. A sixth requested an absentee ballot by mail but as of Friday had not returned it.
However, Mayor Sandy McNab said Monday that the early voting activity might not reflect what will happen on Tuesday.
Unlike voters in a couple of the larger cities, Bethlehem’s voters will be able to cast ballots in both the municipal and county elections in the same place, which is at city hall.
“They can vote in both elections in the community room, so it’s more convenient to do that,” McNab said. “It’s closer to home. They don’t have to drive to Winder. They can get out and do a little socializing on Tuesday.”