Downtown Sparta is a dilapidated hub in a largely rural community about 100 miles east of Atlanta. In 2015, ahead of a competitive local election, the voting eligibility of approximately 17 percent of registered voters in Sparta was challenged.

Downtown Sparta is a dilapidated hub in a largely rural community about 100 miles east of Atlanta. In 2015, ahead of a competitive local election, the voting eligibility of approximately 17 percent of registered voters in Sparta was challenged.