Georgia's election day 201 8: Investigations opened in high-watched mid-term elections ATLANTA – Voice now casts its votes today in…
ATLANTA – Voice now casts its votes today in the highly anticipated mid-term elections.
Perhaps the biggest decision they must make, who will become Georgia’s next governor.
The race is so close, it can go to a runoff.
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The voices in 51 local counties will postpone their polls.
A poll was opened at 7 o’clock on Tuesday.
Together with governor and lieutenant governor, 56 state senate seats and 180 state houses
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More than 2 million people in Georgia voted early for mid-term elections – it’s more than any other mid-term election in the history of the state.
The State Secretary released the numbers Monday, just one day before the election day.
By the last day of early voting on November 2, the Georgians cast 2,071,830 valors with 1 886 905 in person and 184 925 by mail.
The previous early voting split in a mid-term election was 945,507 early votes – 838,484 in person and 107,023 by post – in November 4, 2014, General election.
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Previous Sunday alcohol sales, park funding and property tax relief are on the vote in some jurisdictions. The controversial Eagle’s Landing Cityhood referendum is also monitored across the subway, as it could create a new course for communities that might want to break away from existing cities.
Here is a summary of key race and voting issues in your area:
No questioned commissioner .
] Clayton County Schools has four school chairs available, but only one has a competition.
In District 9, representing schools in central Clayton County around Morrow, Democratic Commander Benjamin A. Straker Sr. facing a challenge from Republican Kimberly E. Cowan-Keane.
Unemployed are Democrats Jasmine Bowles in District 1; Victoria Williams in District 4; and Alieka Anderson in District 8.
Cobb voters in District 3 will elect a representative of the commission committee board. The Republican leader JoAnn Birrell faces Democrat Caroline Holko and writes independent Joseph Pond.
County Commission District 1 voters will also vote for Keli Gambrill, who goes unresolved after winning the Republican primary.
Cobb residents, including those of the cities, will also have a chance to vote for a referendum that allows alcohol sales to start at 11.00
Cobb County’s demographics continue to change from suburbs and republicans to a county that is more diverse where democrats can mount legitimate challenges. The voters put a lone democrat, David Morgan, at the school board in 2008. This year, when Republican Susan Thayer decided not to run, nobody left her party to take her place, and her place will go to the democrat, Jaha Howard in District 2. Two other Democrats will challenge Republican incumbents this year.
There are two competing places.
Item 4, which is in the middle of Cobb County, Democrat Challenger Cynthia Parr has challenging existing Republican David Chastain.
In Item 6, which is East Cobb County, Republican Commander Scott Sweeney faces a challenge from Democrat Charisse Davis.
Three County Commissioners and Two Soil and Water Conservation District Leaders candidates are on the vote but the only resistance is from enrolled candidates.
Votes in oincorporated DeKalb and 10 of its cities – Atlanta, Avondale Estates, Brookhaven, Chamblee, Clarkston, Decatur, Doravile, Dunwoody, Stone Mountain and Tucker – will also decide whether alcohol sales start at 11 o’clock on Sundays.
The people in Brookhaven are asked to authorize the City Council to borrow $ 40 million to upgrade the city’s parks. The money will be paid back with property tax revenue, and an increase in profits is expected.
School: No races on the poll.
Commission polls are undisputed, but Fulton voters will receive a number of voting measures to determine, depending on where they live.
A measure that would cover taxable real estate values in Atlanta will go to a parliamentary election.
There are several property tax measures specific to cities in North Fulton, including Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Milton, Mountain Park and Roswell. They would allow residents to choose the lowest value year 2016, 2017 or 2018 as the base year for 2019 real estate values. After an adjustment for inflation, the affected homeowners would be taxed on value increases of no more than 3 percent each year.
Holders in Alpharetta, Atlanta, College Park, Hapeville, Johns Creek, Milton, Roswell, Sand Springs, South Fulton and Union City will decide to allow earlier Sunday alcohol sales at restaurants starting at 11.00
Voters countywide will consider a measure that would regret a state constitutional amendment that holds the county’s last oincorporated area – around the Fulton Industrial Boulevard – from joining a city
School Board: No races on the vote.
Two Gwinnett County Commission seats are on hand and both races have the potential to make history.
In District 2 of the Commission – covering a wide turn of Lilburn, Norcross and Peachtree Corners – Democrat Ben Ku is challenging for two-year dominant Republican Lynette Howard. Ku would be Gwinnett’s first Asian-American commissioner, as well as her first open gay adult.
In District 4 of the Commission, which mainly covers Lawrenceville and Buford, Democrat Marlene Fosque challenges another two-year executive in Republican John Heard. Fosque would be Gwinnett’s first black commissioner.
If either challenger would win, they would be the Commission’s first democrats on the board of five members for more than three decades.
Gwinnett residents will also vote for the so-called brunch bill, which would allow alcoholic beverages to start at 11 o’clock on Sundays.
Gwinnett County, one of the most varied counties in Georgia, has not chosen a school board member of color in someone’s memory. This choice can change it. Two seats, both open after the Republican commander decided not to run again, is up to choice.
In District 2, which includes Northwest Gwinnett, Republican Steve Knudsen runs against Democrat Wandy Taylor.
In Southern Gwinnett County’s District 4, Democratic candidate Everton Blair runs against Republican candidate Chuck Studebaker.
The big competition on the vote is the referendum in cityhood vote for Eagle’s Landing.
The well-behaved community wants to separate itself from Stockbridge. To do so, Eagle’s Landing advocates asking the voters to approve a plan to take half of Stockbridge – including half of their businesses – by joining a part of the city and creating a new city with Eagle’s Landing Opponents have not been able to stop voting in the courts and say that it could endanger Stockbridge financially.
Commission of six members in Henry, currently divided evenly between black and white leaders, will be majority minority in the new year. This is because commissioner Blake Prince, Commissioner Blake, who is white, left the post to fail for the state house. Vying for its seat is Democrat Vivian Thomas and Republican Pete Peterson, both of whom are black.
Incumbent District 3 Commissioner Gary Barnum, who is white, tries to keep his place in a race against Democrat V. Ranae Crutches, who is black.
School : No races on the vote.
The Atlanta-Journal Constitution contributed to this report.
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