Election News
State releases update on registered voters
The secretary of state’s office Tuesday released updated information on the number of eligible Georgia voters registered for the Nov. 4 general election. The state currently has 6.04 million regist...
October 21, 2014 11:41 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Familiar foes face off in 56th district race
The battle for Georgia’s 56th state senate district is a repeat of 2012, as incumbent John Albers, R-Roswell, once again takes on democratic challenger Akhtar Sadiq. Albers bested Sadiq two years a...
October 16, 2014 04:19 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Job creation, development top issues for District 66 voters, candidates say
Freshman District 66 State Rep. Kim Alexander, D-Hiram, is facing a familiar opponent in the Nov. 4 general election. Republican Bob Snelling of Douglasville is challenging Alexander for the Georgi...
October 14, 2014 03:28 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Early voting begins in Fulton County
Fulton County’s early voting period for the Nov. 4 general election started Monday and will end Oct. 31. During the first week of early voting, seven sites are open. In the final two weeks of early...
October 13, 2014 01:55 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton County early voting starts Monday
Fulton County’s early voting period for the Nov. 4 general election will begin Monday and end Oct. 31. During the first week of early voting, seven sites will be open. In the final two weeks of ear...
October 08, 2014 03:47 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Three-week early voting period begins Monday in Douglas
Douglas County Election Supervisor Laurie Fulton is encouraging voters to cast ballots during the early voting period before the Nov. 4 general election, especially if one’s precinct is located in ...
October 08, 2014 10:32 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding removes security screening for voters
Paulding’s election supervisor is expecting a heavier than normal turnout for this year’s election after the three-week early voting period begins Monday at the county administration building in Da...
October 07, 2014 03:23 PM | 1 1 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local offices Paulding voters see on ballot based on address
The 2014 Paulding County general election ballot will include local offices not all voters will see because they are based on the voter’s place of residence. Local offices and qualified candidates ...
October 07, 2014 03:15 PM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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David Perdue speaks before Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce
U.S. Senate hopeful David Perdue made an appearance at a Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce event in Alpharetta on Sept. 30. He began his speech by describing a recent encounter with an elder...
October 07, 2014 02:45 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Price, Montigel square off on election issues
On Nov. 4, Georgia’s sixth congressional district — consisting of a wide swath across east Cobb, north Fulton and north DeKalb — is up for grabs, as incumbent Tom Price, R-Roswell faces Democratic ...
October 07, 2014 02:39 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Candidates face off at Buckhead forum
Editor’s note: I was honored to be a panelist in this candidates forum along with Osayi Endolyn, a freelance writer with Atlanta magazine, and Tereance Puryear, president of the Urban League of Gre...
October 02, 2014 11:50 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pierre, Stultz to battle for Cobb Post 2 school board seat
Having beaten two other candidates in the Republican primary and runoff races, Susan Thayer will face Democrat Kenya Pierre Nov. 4 in the general election for the Post 2 Cobb County Board of Educat...
October 01, 2014 12:20 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Deadline Monday to register to vote
Secretary of State Brian Kemp is reminding Georgians they must be registered to vote by Monday to participate in the Nov. 4 general election. Georgians with a valid Georgia driver’s license can go ...
September 30, 2014 02:31 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Absentee ballots sent at state deadline
The secretary of state’s office Monday announced the election officials in each of the 159 counties in Georgia have worked diligently to ensure that all Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Vot...
September 22, 2014 04:51 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Five qualify for District 1 commission seat in DeKalb
The field of qualified candidates for the DeKalb County District 1 Commission seat is at five. Those candidates are Wendy Butler, of Brookhaven, Larry Danese, of Brookhaven, Nancy Jester, of Dunwoo...
September 16, 2014 10:16 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Williams announces run for state Senate District 42 seat
Georgia State Senate candidate Republican Greg Williams recently hosted his fall campaign kickoff event at the DeKalb GOP headquarters. Williams is running for the state Senate seat vacated by Jaso...
September 09, 2014 12:51 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb elections calls special election for District 1 commission seat
The DeKalb County Board of Registration and Elections will call for a special election to fill the vacancy in the office of DeKalb County Commissioner, District 1, resulting from the resignation of...
August 27, 2014 03:08 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Park qualifies for Brookhaven's District 2 council seat
Longtime resident and software engineer John Park has qualified to run for the open District 2 seat on the Brookhaven City Council. The one-time technical consultant for Bioterrorism and Emergency ...
August 19, 2014 02:09 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Voter registration deadline for Nov. 4 election Oct. 6
The Fulton County Department of Registration and Elections encourages residents to register to vote or to update their information to ensure they will have a smooth voting experience. Those wanting...
August 18, 2014 02:53 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb sheriff talks priorities, goals following election
After the runoff elections in DeKalb County last month, Sheriff Jeff Mann said he is ready to keep serving the public and focusing on important improvements for officers, inmates and citizens. Mann...
August 05, 2014 10:44 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nunn asks for 5 debates in Senate race
Democratic Senate candidate Michelle Nunn wants five debates with Republican David Perdue leading up to the Nov. 4 general election, with the GOP nominee's campaign suggesting in reply that her pro...
August 01, 2014 04:39 PM | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Recount confirms Woods as GOP state superintendent nom
Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp Thursday certified the recount for the July 22 primary runoff election results for the Republican state school superintendent candidates, confirming Richard L....
August 01, 2014 09:58 AM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas County gives majority of votes to Perdue, Buck, Morgan
Douglas voters gave David Perdue 58 percent of their votes in the July 22 primary election runoff to help him defeat U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston for one of Georgia’s two U.S. Senate seats. Perdue, who ...
July 30, 2014 10:17 AM | 1 1 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Recount ahead in GOP state school superintendent race
The Georgia secretary of state’s office Tuesday announced it will hold a recount in the Republican state school superintendent primary runoff election between Richard Woods and Michael L. “Mike” Bu...
July 29, 2014 04:05 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Only 10 percent vote in runoff election
Henry County’s July 22 runoff election turnout topped out at 10 percent between advance and Election Day voting, with 11,759 ballots cast from a voter pool of 117,327. Janet Shellnutt, director of ...
July 29, 2014 02:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding gives majority of runoff votes to Perdue, Woods
Paulding voters gave David Perdue 55 percent of their votes in last week’s primary election runoff to help him defeat U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston for one of Georgia’s two U.S. Senate seats. Perdue, who...
July 29, 2014 01:57 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Arrington wins District 5 in runoff
Update: Buck may seek recount in GOP state superintendent race Marvin Arrington Jr. beat Brenda Muhammad in the Democratic primary battle for the new Fulton County commission District 5. In the Jul...
July 29, 2014 01:46 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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UPDATED: Perdue wins GOP nomination
(UPDATED FRIDAY AT 12:09 P.M. WITH QUOTES FROM CANDIDATES BOB BARR, BARRY LOUDERMILK AND SUSAN THAYER) David Perdue has won his tight Republican U.S. Senate battle against Jack Kingston in Tuesday’...
July 25, 2014 12:18 PM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding voters help Perdue gain GOP Senate nomination
Paulding voters gave David Perdue 55 percent of their votes in the Tuesday primary election runoff to help him defeat U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston for one of Georgia's two U.S. Senate seats. Perdue, who...
July 23, 2014 09:46 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Arrington wins District 5
With all Fulton County precincts reporting runoff election results as of 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, Marvin Arrington Jr. beat Brenda Muhammad in the battle for new county commission District 5. In the 60 ...
July 23, 2014 08:28 AM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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