Early voting has begun in the special-called Forest Park municipal election, despite testing of the voting machines which delayed voting by a few hours at the start of the week. There are four candidates for mayor and two for Ward 1 council seat. Mayor Pro Tem Sparkle Adams is seeking the mayor’s job as are Dabouze Antoine, an employee with the Clayton County school system; government worker John Finch and David Lockhart, a local attorney. Homemaker Kimberly James and local businessman Thomas “Tommy” Smith are vying for the council seat. Election day is March 19. The mayor’s race is being held to replace Mayor Corine Deyton who resigned last October for health reasons. Adams resigned her Ward 1 seat to run for mayor thus creating an opening for that post. Advance voting will be available at Forest Park City Hall, 745 Forest Parkway, began Monday and runs through March 15. Voting is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekdays. A runoff election will be April 16, if needed.