Today is the last day to register to vote in the Nov. 6 general election.
Paulding residents can register to vote by printing a voter registration application from Paulding County Elections & Voter Registration’s website or the Secretary of State’s website, going through the Department of Driver Services.
As of Monday afternoon, Paulding County had between 84,000-85,000 registered voters.
Early voting for the general election runs Oct. 15 through Nov. 2, with voting taking place each weekday at the county elections office. The advance voting period will be held Oct. 29 through Nov. 2, with voting that week held at the elections office and three satellite locations. All county voting precincts will be open on Nov. 6.
Paulding voters decided many races during the July 31 primary, while a few needed a runoff to be settled. But two local races that some Paulding voters will weigh in on have undergone changes since the primary.
Qualifying ended Friday for the race to determine the next state senator for District 30, which covers a southern portion of Paulding County, most of Carroll County and a western portion of Douglas County. Four men will be in the special election to replace on the ballot Bill Hamrick, the Republican who represented the district and was tapped by Gov. Nathan Deal to serve as superior court judge—Mike Dugan, Bill Hembree, James Naughton and Glenn Richardson.
The four will square off in a special election on Nov. 6, with a runoff, if needed, set for Dec. 4. Thewinning Republican will move on to face James Camp, a Libertarian, in a Jan. 8 special election to ultimately determine the district’s next senator.
And voters in House District 67 recently learned that Paulding resident Micah Gravley will replace Hembree on the ballot after the latter’s resignation from the State House seat to seek the GOP nomination for the District 30 Senate seat.
Gravley will face Leigh Mcmutry, a Democrat from Winston, in the Nov. 6 general election. Hembree and Mcmutry were unopposed in the July primary.
Dallas-Hiram Patch will be bringing you more election coverage in the weeks leading up to the general election.