As we look ahead to November’s elections, Douglasville Patch is devoted to bring you the information you need about every race in town. Bookmark this page for updates.
- Sample Ballot: To see your sample ballot, go to the Secretary of State's website and enter your address.
- Polling locations: Once a voter goes to the poll locator and enters their required information the poll locator, http://sos.georgia.gov/elections/polllocator/PollLocator.aspx, it should then pull up their voting precinct as well as supply the voter with a link to click on to display their sample ballot.
- Early Voting: General Election advance voting starts on Oct. 15. Here are the dates and places where advanced voting is available:
Advance Voting for the General Election: Oct. 15 through Nov. 2, Training Room, first floor, Douglas County Courthouse
Advance Voting: Oct. 29 through Nov. 2, at the Old Courthouse, Deer Lick Park Activity Center, Boundary Waters Aquatic Center, Training Room, first floor New Courthouse, Dog River Library
Saturday Advance Voting: Oct. 27, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Training Room, first floor, Douglas County Courthouse
- General Election
- Deadline to Register to Vote in the General Election: Oct. 9,
- General Election: Nov. 6,
- General Election Run-off (if necessary): Dec. 4,
Everyone interested in voting is encouraged by Laurie Fulton, Douglas County elections supervisor, to visit the My Voter Page at the Georgia Secretary of State’s website.
Senate District 30
Four of the five candidates vying for the District 30 state Senate senate seat are Republicans: Mike Dugan, a general contractor from Carrollton; Bill Hembree, who resigned from his reelection bid in House District 67 to pursue the Senate seat; Carrollton business consultant James Naughton; and attorney Glenn Richardson of Hiram, the former State House speaker who resigned in 2010 following a suicide attempt and the revelation by his wife that he had an affair with a Capitol lobbyist.
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House District 66
There was no incumbent in this newly created district.
House District 67
Following Hamrick's appointment and Hembree's resignation from his bid for reelection to state House District 67, Republicans named Paulding resident Micah Gravley as their replacement candidate.
He faces Leigh McMutry, a Democrat from Winston; Hembree and Mcmutry were unopposed in July primary.
House District 13
Republican S. Malik is running against incumbent Democrat David Scott.
County Commission Chairman
Incumbent Republican Tom Worthan is running against Democrat Romona Jackson Jones.
Incumbent Republican Phil Miller is running against Democrat Derrick T. Broughton.
Incumbent Republican Todd Cowan is running against Democrat Greg Baker.
Judge of the Probate Court
Incumbent Republican Hal E. Hamrick is running unopposed.
Clerk of Superior Court
Incumbent Republican Rhonda G. Payne is running unopposed.
Incumbent Republican Randy Daniel is running unopposed.
Proposed Constitutional Amendments
Question 1: "Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended to allow state or local approval of public charter schools upon the request of local communities?"
Question 2: "Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended so as to provide for a reduction in the state's operating costs by allowing the General Assembly to authorize certain state agencies to enter into multiyear rental agreements?"
Question 1: Sunday Package Sales
"Shall the governing authority of Douglas County, Georgia be authorized to permit and regulate package sales on Sundays by retailers of package malt beverages and wine between the hours of 12:30 P.M. and 11:30 P.M.?"
Question 2: Sunday Sales by The Drink
"Shall the governing authority of Douglas County, Georgia be authorized to permit and regulate Sunday sales of distilled spirits or alcoholic beverages for beverage purposes by the drink?"
City of Douglasville Sunday Package Sales Special Election Question:
“Shall the governing authority of the City of Douglasville, Georgia be authorized to permit and regulate package sales by retailers of malt beverages, wine and distilled spirits on Sundays between the hours of 12:30 P.M. and 11:30 P.M.?”
According to Fulton, about 18 percent of the voters that live within the Douglasville city limits have a different polling place for city elections than they do for state/county elections.
Those include (but are not limited to) people in the following precincts: Lithia Springs, Chestnut Log, Turner and Bright Star.
In order to avoid going to two voting locations on election day, those people should take advantage of advanced voting or voting by mail. The affected voters must request two ballots from the election official and fill out two forms. There will be signs posted to remind voters, Fulton said, but election personnel will not ask voters if they need two ballots.