Advance vote at one of 3 locations in Fayette this week

Voters wishing to cast their ballots ahead of election day, Tuesday, July 31, may do so all this week at three locations in Fayette County.

No matter which precinct or voting district you are normally assigned to, this week, July 23 through July 27, you may show up at any one of the following locations and advance vote between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.:

• The Fayette County Elections Office in Fayetteville, 140 Stonewall Ave. West, Suite 209A, Fayetteville, Ga.

• The Peachtree City Library, 201 Willowbend Road.

• The Tyrone Town Hall, 881 Senoia Road.

You must show a photo ID as usual.

If you wait, you must vote at your assigned precinct on Election Day (July 31). There is no voting anywhere Monday, July 30, according to Elections Supervisor Tom Sawyer.

Because the election is a primary, voters will be able to choose between three different ballots: one for Republican candidates, one for Democratic candidates and one for non-partisan candidates.

In races where there are candidates from both parties, the victors will face each other in the November general election. But in the case of non-partisan races, the winner will be declared following the July 31 election.

In Fayette County, more than 2,000 ballots had been cast as of Thursday afternoon, with another 800 absentee ballots anticipated to be back in time for counting on election day, Sawyer said.

Sawyer urges Fayette voters who have questions to call the elections office at 770-305-5408.

Likewise Coweta voters with questions should call 678-854-0015 or visit the elections page at www.coweta.ga.us.

Sawyer noted that with the redistricting changes recently approved by the Georgia Legislature, some districts have changed significantly and voters might be surprised they can no longer vote for a particular candidate they are fond of.

Early voting has been going smooth in Fayette County, Sawyer said, noting that two or three part-time elections employees have been handling the check-in and voting of all those casting ballots in advance.

“So far things are going really well. It’s just been a steady flow,” Sawyer said.

More voter information is also available at the Secretary of State’s My Voter Page at mvp.sos.georgia.gov. On that page, voters can check the status of their voter registration and mail in application and ballots, review sample ballots for the upcoming election, review their elected officials and also check the registration information that is on file with the county office.

To use the MVP site, voters must log in with their first initial, last name, birthday and county of residence.

pips1414
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Don't be a Monday mornng quarterback

If you care about the way our county is governed, you owe it to yourself and your fellow citizens to GET OUT AND VOTE. It's easy to vote early, and I would encourage all of you who can to take advantage of that privilege.

If you want to make a difference, you can! Wouldn't it be wonderful if we finally had a high turnout for a primary election? Past commissioners have been elected by a plurality of less than 50 votes.

Remember, It's all over July 31st. If you voted, on August 1, at least you'll know you did all you could to support the candidate of your choice.

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Go vote

So, how am I involved in the Community? What has the incumbent opponent done for the county that he has not been paid to do? What has my other opponent done for the County?
My wife Denise and I chose to move to Fayette County in 1993 with 2 small kids and one on the way because of the rural atmosphere and quality schools. We celebrated 27 years of marriage this year. Two of our Children graduated from WHS, and one from Starrs Mill HS. We live on the south end of the county and are members of Woolsey Baptist Church.
Since moving to Fayette County over 19 years ago, I’ve coached little league baseball in Brooks, worked on Brooks baseball fields, furnishing equipment and time to help put in a sprinkler system in Brooks. I coached Soccer in PTC. I helped head up a fundraiser for WHS Soccer Program, raising funds for netting around the HS soccer practice fields. We used my company bobcat and bucket truck to get the job done. This project raised approximately $20,000 helping jump start the soccer Booster Club.
For the last two years, I’ve been attending and addressing the Board of Commissioners. While one doesn’t have to attend these meetings, I feel it is very important to not just read about what is going on, but to get involved with and learn the history as to WHY things are going on. Of course my incumbent opponent attends because he gets paid to attend. The part that worries me is this: The incumbent seems to always vote in a voting block with two others so often they have been dubbed as the Three Amigo’s. If elected as your County Commissioner I will vote as an independent voter, voting for the best interests of the Community and the people.

Randy Ognio
www.ognioforcommissioner.com

ginga1414
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Great Voting Information

John Munford and the Citizen are providing some great voting information in this article.

For anyone who hasn't voted yet and would like to save some time, PLEASE VOTE THIS WEEK!

Since the voting precinct lines have changed, you might also save a lot of hassle by asking if your precinct has been changed.

Wouldn't it be great if we had a huge voter turnout this year instead of a trickle?

GO VOTE, FAYETTE COUNTY! THAT MEANS EVERYONE WHO IS ELIGIBLE!

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Open to Questions

Fayette County voters: You are sure to see me out and about campaigning in the next week. I have attended countless events, waved at cars, and gone door to door trying to meet as many voters as possible ahead of this election. If you have any questions at all for me as a candidate, please feel free to stop and ask me in person if you see me out there, or email me at catherine@electcatherinesanderson.com and I will be sure to answer. Thank you for your support during this campaign!