Politics

Fayette early voters turn out by the thousands

Long lines for early voting — With under two weeks before Election Day Nov. 6, hundreds of Fayette County residents have lined up to vote early for offices ranging from president to school board member. At the Fayette County Board of Elections office in Fayetteville Monday, these voters await their turn at the electronic voting machines. Photo/John Munford.

Saturday voting this weekend from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., early voting all next week

As of noon Monday, more than 8,000 Fayette County residents have cast their ballots for the upcoming November general election. That’s just under 10 percent of the total eligible voters — 81,792 — according to the Fayette County Elections Office. Read More»

Learnard joins Dienhart in supporting ESPLOST vote

Dienhart: $40M shortfall too much for school system to absorb

Another member of the Peachtree City Council has stuck her neck out in favor of extending the proposed educational sales tax (ESPLOST) for another five years for the Fayette County School System.

At the end of Thursday’s council meeting, Kim Learnard said she would vote for the ESPLOST, in large part because the provision to pay down school system debt has lowered property taxes across the board over the past several years. Read More»

Sat. voting comes to Fayette on Oct. 27

Saturday voting is coming to Fayette County Oct. 27 in Peachtree City, Tyrone and Fayetteville.

From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 27, voters will be able to cast ballots at the Peachtree City library, the Tyrone Town Hall and the county elections office in Fayetteville.

If you can’t wait until then, you can go ahead and cast your vote this coming Monday through Friday at those same locations between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

All early voting will cease at the close of Friday, Nov. 2 in advance of all 36 voting precincts opening on Tuesday, Nov. 6 for election day. Read More»

Early voting underway in Coweta

The 2012 General Election is just around the corner, and early voting for the Nov. 6 election is underway. Early voting includes the ability to cast your vote today (Saturday) and again next Saturday, Oct. 27.

Early voting in Coweta County is held at only one location, the elections office located at 22 East Broad Street in Newnan. The office is open Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Early voting will also be available at the same location for Saturday voting on Oct. 20 from 9 a.m. until noon and on Oct. 27 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Read More»

Proposed charter school amendment: Fayette battle lines drawn

One of the hottest political topics statewide is the proposed state constitutional amendment that would create a new state board empowered to approve public charter school applications. Read More»

‘Restore America Rally’ set for PTC on Sat.

An Oct. 20 event sponsored by the South Atlanta Tea Party is one that organizers say will be filled with an afternoon of speakers that will help clarify and expound on conservative values. The “Restore America Rally” will be held from noon until 3 p.m. at Drake Field in Peachtree City. Read More»

Early voting underway this week on BoE race, E-SPLOST renewal, charters

You can’t vote often, but you can vote early.

Starting Monday, Oct. 15, there will be three locations in the county where all voters may cast ballots: The Peachtree City Library and the Tyrone Town Hall will join the Fayette County elections office in downtown Fayetteville in offering early voting. Read More»

BoE candidates to answer questions at forum Tuesday

The Fayette County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a forum Tuesday so voters can learn more about the two people running for the Post 2 seat on the Fayette school board, the only contested race for the Board of Education remaining to be decided. Read More»

NAACP map splits 11 of 36 Fayette voting precincts

Fayette Co. asks court to rule against ‘racial gerrymandering’

In the legal battle over how citizens are elected to Fayette County’s board of education and county commission, both sides are now sparring over the map proposed by the plaintiffs including the Fayette County and national branches of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Read More»

Chance up for majority leader?

State Senator Ronnie Chance (R-Tyrone) in a file photo.

Key leadership position could be given to Tyrone Senator

Word has circulated in and out of the Gold Dome that state Senator Ronnie Chance of Tyrone is in the running for the next Majority Leader of the Senate for the 2013 legislative session.

They are nothing but rumors at this point, as Chance has declined to comment on the matter. With experience serving as a floor leader for Gov. Nathan Deal and former Gov. Sonny Perdue for several years, Chance may well have the political chops to garner serious if not strong consideration for the position. Read More»

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