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Contested races draw some — but not many — to early voting

In some towns across Northeast Georgia, early voting for Tuesday's municipal elections has drawn little interest.

October 30, 2009 | From staff reports | Elections


2009 election guide

(Note: In some cities where there are no contested races, elections will not be held. Residents in those cities can check with local officials to determine if elections still are scheduled).

October 30, 2009 | | Elections


Elected chairman won’t change much

While only Gainesville residents of Wards 1 and 4 can vote in the contested school board races on Nov. 3, all city residents are being asked to vote on a referendum to help local legislators gauge whether constituents are interested in electing a school board chairman.

October 25, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Elections


Few Georgia cities have mayoral systems like Gainesville

Gainesville voters will be polled on whether they want their mayor to be elected citywide on Nov. 3. But Myrtle Figueras, the city's current mayor, contends she was already elected that way.

October 25, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Elections


This coming decade will be key in Jefferson

JEFFERSON - Out of six political races, only two Jefferson races are contested competitions.

October 18, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Elections


Braselton will elect a new mayor this year

BRASELTON - In the race for mayor, two Braselton residents have announced their candidacy: Bill Orr and Ralph Richardson Jr.

October 18, 2009 | | Elections


New Hoschton mayor could face property tax issue

HOSCHTON - This year's election will usher a new mayor who could face the hot-button issue of whether to impose a property tax in the small town.

October 18, 2009 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Elections


Gillsville city council has 1 spot to fill, with no takers

People in Gillsville seem satisfied with the way their town is run.

October 18, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Elections


Candidates hope to hold on to Clermont’s charm

Clermont is an idyllic small town. The old city center, churches and homes are set comfortably in north Hall County, with the mountains as a backdrop.

October 18, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Elections


Q&A: School board candidates on the issues

Candidates for two seats on the Gainesville Board of Education responded to questions on key issues facing city schools.

October 18, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Elections


Little Lula has big stakes

There is one thing all of the candidates for the Lula City Council can agree on - big things are happening.

October 18, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Elections


Newcomers poised to make up most of Flowery Branch council

Flowery Branch politics will soon be awash with fresh, new faces.

October 18, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Elections


Four seek school leadership role

The kids. That's the main reason most candidates cite for wanting to serve on the Gainesville City Board of Education.

October 17, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Elections


Local Republicans urged to avoid complacency

Though Republicans already rule the roost in Hall County politics, that doesn't mean the local GOP doesn't still have some work to do.

October 17, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Elections


Hawkins, Graves pour more into campaigns

In a contest to raise cash for Republican candidates vying to be the next 9th District U.S. representative, state Sen. Lee Hawkins, R-Gainesville, and state Rep. Tom Graves are neck-and-neck.

October 16, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Elections


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Qualifiers for statewide office in Georgia primary

Candidates on the ballot in top Georgia primary races

March 07, 2014 | | Elections


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