Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Tuesday’s runoff election was to select the Republican nominee for the senate seat impacting Paulding, Carroll and Douglas counties. Voters will head back to the polls next month to determine the district’s next senator.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Residents in Senate District 30 now know who they’ll see on their ballots in a special election next month. After precincts in Paulding, Carroll and Douglas counties had tabulated their votes, it was Mike Dugan, a general contractor from Carrollton, who had prevailed in Tuesday’s runoff to determine the Republican nominee in the District 30 race, according to the Secretary of State’s website. Dugan had 3,606 ballots while 2,857 votes went Bill Hembree, who earlier this year resigned from his reelection bid in House District 67 to pursue the Senate seat. Dugan had 55.8 percent of the vote to Hembree’s 44.2. But the three counties represented in the race were split on the candidates. In Douglas County, Hembree took 1,526 of the 1,894 ballots…
Only voters in four Paulding precincts will be casting ballots at their normal polling places today. Today’s runoff will select the Republican candidate who will move onto a January special election to determine the next state senator for District 30.
Residents in four Paulding County voting precincts will have 12 hours today to visit the polls to weigh in on one election. Voters who cast ballots at the Taylor Farm Park, Nebo Elementary, Austin Middle and Carl Scoggins Middle precincts starting at 7 a.m. can head to their respective polling places to weigh in on a runoff election to determine the Republican candidate who will advance in the race to become the next state senator for District 30. Voters will choose between Mike Dugan and Bill Hembree in today’s election; the two advanced to the runoff by being the top two vote-getters out of four during a Nov. 6 special election. The polls close at 7 p.m.; anyone still in line to vote once the polls close will be allowed to cast a ballot…
Monday, November 26, 2012
Voters in four Paulding precincts have this week and Dec. 4 to help select the Republican candidate who will move onto a January special election to determine the next state senator for District 30.
The holiday season may be upon us, but for voters in four Paulding County voting precincts, it’s still election season. Those voters who cast ballots at the Taylor Farm Park, Nebo Elementary, Austin Middle and Carl Scoggins Middle precincts starting today can weigh in on a runoff election to determine the Republican candidate who will advance in the race to become the next state senator for District 30. The runoff between Mike Dugan and Bill Hembree will be held Dec. 4, but affected voters can early vote this week at the Paulding County elections office. The elections office is the only place early voting will be offered, but voters’ regular polling places will be open on the Dec. 4 election day. Related news: Dugan and Hembree advanced to…
Friday, November 9, 2012
A Dallas woman who had not voted in 20 years was not able to cast a ballot in this year’s presidential election due to a state law that took her off the voter rolls due to inactivity.
It was this year’s presidential election that led Deborah Whitworth to want to vote for the first time in two decades. The Dallas resident took her husband to vote Oct. 29, the first day of advance voting in Paulding County. But when she attempted to vote at the Crossroads Library, she was told she had been “deleted out of the system.” That news shocked Whitworth, who had been a registered voter during the 1992 presidential election—the last time she cast a ballot. But for 20 years she has remained at her same Cartersville Highway home, which led her to question why she could not vote despite staying put in Paulding. She said election officials had told her that she had been sent notices that warned her that she would be taken off the …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Voters in a few states sent both issues skating to the left Tuesday, but was the landmark election a fluke or a sign of federal legislation to come?
Thursday, November 8, 2012
The U.S. took a big hop to the left in Tuesday’s elections. Voters in three states—Maine, Maryland and Washington—approved same-sex marriage, joining the lot that already includes Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Vermont. Meanwhile, though it remains illegal in Minnesota, voters there rejected a constitutional amendment to ban it. Washington and Colorado threw another left-leaning punch by being the first two states to legalize small amounts of marijuana for recreational use for those 21 and older. It is unclear how these measures will be handled at the federal level, where it remains illegal. President Obama, who grabbed a sweeping Electoral College victory Tuesday to push him into a …
Turnout was higher during the 2008 presidential election, but this year’s election cycle saw a higher rate of early voting.
More Paulding County voters took part in the 2012 general election than in 2008, but this year’s election saw a smaller turnout rate than the one four years ago. According to Tuesday’s unofficial and incomplete results, 57,483 ballots were cast from the county’s 77,831 active voters—a turnout of 73.9 percent. By comparison, the 2008 general election saw just over 79 percent of its 72,281 active voters cast ballots—57,108 in all. “We’re very pleased with 74 percent. It was a little bit less than 2008—we were at 79 percent [then]—but we’re just glad all the voters came out and voted,” Paulding Elections Supervisor Deidre Holden said Tuesday night, adding that the day’s rainy weather may or may not have played a factor. But this election …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
See the complete but unofficial results from all of Paulding's voting precincts and learn who won their respective races.
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Democrat Kimberly Alexander will represent the newly-created Georgia House District 66, edging her Republican opponent Bob Snelling by 1,066 votes.
Democrat Kimberly Alexander will represent the newly-created Georgia House District 66, edging her Republican opponent Bob Snelling by an unofficial 1,066 votes, according to the Secretary of State's website. Alexander earned 11,813 votes, or 52.35 percent, while Snelling collected 47.64 percent, earning a total of 10,747 votes. House District 66 represents Douglas County and a portion of Paulding County. A resident of Douglas County, according to her website, Alexander is a single parent working in Corporate America that grew up in Paulding County. She has a son in college and comes from a family of 11 sisters and brothers. "I know that I am the best person to serve the people in District 66 and I know that I will do an outstanding job …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
The constitutional amendment grants the state authority to approve charter schools, whether local school boards want them or not.
Georgia voters gave the state more authority over charter schools on Tuesday, passing a constitutional amendment empowering a commission to overrule local school districts that reject charter school petitions. With all counties fully reporting, the hotly contested amendment had support of 58.5 percent of voters. See selected county results below. It was an emotionally charged issue that in some ways united Georgians across political and demographic lines. A Peach Pundit poll from late October had found "no significant difference [in support] based on whether a voter is a Republican or a Democrat, a male or a female, or based on race." Camille Cottrell, an Emory University instructor and card-carrying Democrat, is an example of the …
President Obama defeated Republican Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election, according to projections.
President Barack Obama and Vice-President Joe Biden were re-elected Tuesday night, defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney and his vice-presidential running mate Rep. Paul Ryan, according to network projections. NBC News called the presidential election for Obama around 11:15 EST. The president sent a message on Twitter at 10:14 saying simply, "This happened because of you. Thank you." The Obama campaign won the most expensive presidential race ever, with both parties raising about $2.6 billion. The race was filled with negative campaigning on both sides, from President Obama attacking Romney’s business experience with Bain Capital to Romney lambasting Obama’s handling of the economy. The race tightened during the final months of the…