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Voters guide to Tuesday's election
What you need to know, who's on the ballot
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Hall County voters will head to the polls Tuesday to choose leaders in city races plus decide whether to extend a 1-percent sales tax for education. Here is a look at the key information you need and contested races on the ballot:

Election Day

When: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday

Where: Local voting precincts

Hall County Elections page

Secretary of State's My Voter Page

Voter ID

Voters must produce a picture ID card: a valid Georgia driver’s license (even if expired); state or federal government-issued ID; valid employee ID from any branch of government; military photo ID; U.S. passport; or tribal photo ID. Learn more here:

Voting ID info: http://sos.ga.gov/index.php/elections/georgia_voter_identification_requirements2

Sample ballots

http://www.hallcounty.org/DocumentCenter/View/2320

http://www.hallcounty.org/DocumentCenter/View/2319

Who’s on the ballot

Gainesville City Council

Ward 2: Zack Thompson, Emory Turner

Ward 3: Lemuel “LB” Betancourt, Barbara Borders Brooks, Andre Cheek, Montine E. Whelchel Smith

Gainesville Board of Education

Ward 5: Mike Mauldin, Sammy Smith

Clermont Town Council

Special election, at-large (to fill unexpired term of Lynn Adams): Jimmy McDonald, Joe McGoogan

Flowery Branch City Council

Post 1: Michael G. Justice, Chris L. Mundy

Post 2: Mary Jones, Mark Anthony Wilson

Lula City Council

District 1: Elizabeth Chambers, Vince Evans, Larry Shuler, Felton Wood Jr.

Oakwood City Council

Post 2 special election (to fill unexpired term of Ron McFarland): Charles James, Pat Jones

Election stories

Here are links to Times stories on the candidates and the races

Gainesville City Council Ward 2

Gainesville City Council Ward 3

Gainesville Board of Education Ward 5

Flowery Branch Post 1

Flowery Branch Post 2

Oakwood Post 2

Lula City Council District 1

Clermont at-large

Special purpose local option sales tax for education

 

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