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Jackson ballot asks for vote on exemption

During this election, Jackson County officials are asking voters to consider giving a property tax break to those individuals who are at least 65 years old.

November 06, 2008 | Brandee A. Thomas | Election 2008

Race for State House heats up

After holding down the job for 16 years, Rep. James Mills, R-Chestnut Mountain, is being challenged by political newcomer Chris Strickland for the District 25 seat in the Georgia State House of Representatives.

November 06, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Election 2008

Hall voters must mull 2 tax questions

Hall County voters will be busy this year.

November 06, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Election 2008

General Election Voters Guide

On Tuesday, voters across the United States will select the nation's 44th president. Georgia voters will choose a U.S. Senator, as well as members of the U.S. House and state legislators, along with other statewide officers.

November 06, 2008 | | Election 2008

Deal proves to be a formidable foe against Democratic opponent

The 9th Congressional District is traditionally one of the most Republican-leaning districts in the state.

November 05, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Election 2008

Voters’ common ground covers economy, health

The importance of the issues of this election vary from voter to voter, but voters young and old agree that this election will be different from anything they have seen before.

November 05, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Election 2008

Veterans: McCain is the man for the job

As the presidential candidates spend the next 37 days jockeying for votes, Republican candidate John McCain may safely count the votes of war veterans already in his front pocket.

November 05, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Election 2008

Who won the debate? It depends on your politics

When many people tuned in to the vice presidential debate Thursday, they were waiting for a shock, a major gaffe from either candidate. But when the smoke cleared, it was just two politicians, engaged in a political debate.

November 05, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Election 2008

Democrats rally in the heart of Hall

U.S. Rep. John Lewis of Atlanta fired up fellow Democrats at a "For the People" rally Sunday afternoon at the Georgia Mountains Center in Gainesville.

November 05, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Election 2008

Voters flood office on last registration day

Travis Dodd registered to vote Monday at the Hall County Elections and Voter Registration Office, planning to cast his vote for the first time since he became eligible to vote 22 years ago.

November 05, 2008 | By Ashley Fielding and Brandee A. Thomas and | Election 2008

Early voters pick up steam

This year's presidential election promises to draw record numbers of voters on Nov 4. However, for those who want to beat the crowds, advance voting starts Monday.

Interim Hall County Elections Director Charlotte Sosebee-Hunter said she is expecting a higher number of voters next week than she has seen during the previous five weeks of early voting.

November 05, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Election 2008

Early turnout exceeds predictions

Before the polls open on Tuesday, at least one-third - and likely more - of Hall County's registered voters already will have cast their ballots.

As the early voting period ended at 5 p.m. Friday, more than 100 voters waited patiently at the Hall County Elections and Voter Registration Office on Browns Bridge Road to cast their ballots.

November 05, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Election 2008

Election workers say they're ready for the crowds

Despite a recent report that predicts record voter turnout and potential problems for Georgia during the Nov. 4 election, local officials are confident they'll be able to handle it.

"We have increased the number of paper (provisional) ballots, increased our number of (poll) workers," said Charlotte Sosebee-Hunter, interim director of elections for Hall County. "We purchased 15 more voting machines."

November 05, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Election 2008

Area voter turnout about 30 percent so far

People have been lining up to vote early across Georgia, with some 1.4 million ballots already cast. In many Northeast Georgia counties, about one-third of the registered voters already have cast ballots.

"Through (Tuesday) we've had 10,358 voters participate in (early and advance) voting," said Brenda Fulcher, the Jackson County voter registrar.

November 05, 2008 | From staff, wire reports | Election 2008

Incumbent judge faces competition for state court

For the first time in eight years, Hall County voters will decide a contested state court judge's race.

November 05, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Election 2008

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