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.
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.
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.
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."
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