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Voters Guide to Nov. 8 general election
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Who’s on the ballot

For a sample ballot, visit your county elections office website (Hall County election website)

U.S. President

• Republican: Donald J. Trump (Michael R. Pence, vice president)

• Democrat: Hillary Clinton (Tim Kaine, vice president)

• Libertarian: Gary Johnson (Bill Weld, vice president)

U.S. Senate

• Republican: Johnny Isakson (incumbent)

• Democrat: Jim Barksdale

• Libertarian: Allen Buckley

Public Service Commissioner

• Republican: Tim Echols

• Libertarian: Eric Hoskins

State Representative, District 30
(read profile of candidates here)

• Republican: Emory Dunahoo Jr. (incumbent)

• Democrat: Michelle Jones

Hall County Board of Commissioners, Post 4
(read profile of candidates here)

• Republican: Jeff Stowe (incumbent)

• Democrat: Angela Thomas Middleton

State amendments

• Provides greater flexibility and state accountability to fix failing schools through increasing community involvement. Senate Resolution No. 287 Act No. 309 Ga. L. 2015, p. 1498. “Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended to allow the state to intervene in chronically failing public schools in order to improve student performance? (see story)

• Authorizes penalties for sexual exploitation and assessments on adult entertainment to fund child victims’ services. Senate Resolution No. 7 Act No. 306 Ga. L. 2015, p. 1497. “Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended to allow additional penalties for criminal cases in which a person is adjudged guilty of keeping a place of prostitution, pimping, pandering, pandering by compulsion, solicitation of sodomy, masturbation for hire, trafficking of persons for sexual servitude, or sexual exploitation of children and to allow assessments on adult entertainment establishments to fund the Safe Harbor for Sexually Exploited Children Fund to pay for care and rehabilitative and social services for individuals in this state who have been or may be sexually exploited?”

• Reforms and re-establishes the Judicial Qualifications Commission and provides for its composition, governance, and powers. House Resolution No. 1113 Act No. 537 Ga. L. 2016, p. 896. “Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended so as to abolish the existing Judicial Qualifications Commission; require the General Assembly to create and provide by general law for the composition, manner of appointment, and governance of a new Judicial Qualifications Commission, with such commission having the power to discipline, remove, and cause involuntary retirement of judges; require the Judicial Qualifications Commission to have procedures that provide for due process of law and review by the Supreme Court of its advisory opinions; and allow the Judicial Qualifications Commission to be open to the public in some manner?”

• Dedicates revenue from existing taxes on fireworks to trauma care, fire services, and public safety. Senate Resolution No. 558 Act No. 530 Ga. L. 2016, p. 895 “Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended so as to provide that the proceeds of excise taxes on the sale of fireworks or consumer fireworks be dedicated to the funding of trauma care, firefighter equipping and training, and local public safety purposes?”D

Hall County referendum

• Special Advisory Referendum: “Should Hall County pursue, by independent study, options for the potential merger of municipal-county governments?”

Special Election, city of Lula

• Liquor by the Drink: “Shall the governing authority of the City of Lula be authorized to issue licenses to sell distilled spirits for beverage purposes by the drink, such sales to be for consumption only on the premises?”

What you need to take

Voter ID: To vote, you must be registered at your precinct and provide the following identification:

Any valid state or federal government issued photo ID, including a free ID card issued by your county registrar’s office or the Georgia Department of Driver Services

• A Georgia driver’s license, even if expired

• Valid employee photo ID from any branch, department, agency, or entity of the U.S. government, Georgia, or any county, municipality, board, authority or other entity of this state

• Valid U.S. passport ID

• Valid U.S. military photo ID

• Valid tribal photo ID

If you do not have one of the six acceptable forms of photo ID, the state of Georgia offers a free ID card. An ID card can be issued at any county registrar’s office or Department of Driver Services Office free of charge.

Where to vote

For specific information on your county, visit the Secretary of State web page 

Hall County voting precincts

Find your precinct: To confirm where to vote, and to make sure you are indeed registered to vote, is to check out the Secretary of State’s My Voter Page. For more information on voting in Hall County, visit the county’s elections page.

Bark Camp and Murrayville: The Rivers Community Church, 5043 Thompson Bridge Road, Murrayville.

Big Hickory: Journey Church, 4091 Mount Vernon Road, Gainesville

Candler: Hopewell Baptist Church, 5086 Poplar Springs Road, Gainesville

Chestatee: Chestatee High School, 3005 Sardis Road, Gainesville

Chicopee: Chicopee Baptist Church, 13 First St., Gainesville

Clermont: Concord Baptist Church, 640 Main St., Clermont

Flowery Branch I: Flowery Branch Elementary School, 5544 W. Radford Road, Flowery Branch

Flowery Branch II: First Baptist Church of Flowery Branch, 5106 Spring St., Flowery Branch

Fork: Lanier Hills Church, 3129 Duckett Mill Road, Gainesville

Friendship 1: Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 6349 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch

Friendship II: Cherokee Bluffs Park, 5867 Blackjack Road, Flowery Branch

Friendship III: Mulberry Creek Community Center, 4491 JM Turk Road, Flowery Branch

Friendship IV: Spout Springs Library, 6488 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch

Gainesville I: First Baptist Church, 751 Green St., Gainesville

Gainesville II: Fair Street Neighborhood Center, 715 Fair St., Gainesville

Gainesville III: Gainesville First Church of the Nazarene, 1301 Otila Drive, Gainesville

Gainesville IV: Brenau Downtown Center, 301 Main St., Gainesville

Gainesville V: Lakewood Baptist Church, 2235 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville

Gillsville: Pine Grove Baptist Church, 6079 Ga. 52, Gillsville

Lula: Lula City Hall community room, 6055 Main St., Lula

Morgan I: Chestnut Mountain Presbyterian Church, 4675 Winder Highway, Flowery Branch

Morgan II and Morgan III: Blackshear Place Baptist Church, 3428 Atlanta Highway, Flowery Branch.

New Holland and Glade: East Hall Community Center, 3911 P Davison Road, Gainesville.

Oakwood I: Oakwood Community Building, 4107 Railroad St., Oakwood

Oakwood II and Oakwood III: OGT Family Worship Center, 5004 McEver Road, Oakwood.

Quillians Corner: North Hall Community Center, 4175 Nopone Road, Gainesville

Roberts: Lanier Island Community Church, 6302 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford

Tadmore: Harmony Hall Baptist Church, 4160 Magnum Mill Road, Gainesville

Whelchel: Riverbend Baptist Church, 1715 Cleveland Highway, Gainesville

West Whelchel: Gainesville First United Methodist Church, 2780 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville

Wilson: Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 3650 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville

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