Fulton County has hired a consultant to help oversee next month's election after its old voting chief resigned. State voting officials and local candidates had criticized Fulton County for its handling of this year's primary election.
A new poll shows a close race on whether to amend Georgia's constitution so the state could create more charter schools. The poll shows 45 percent of likely voters said they would support the amendment in next month's election; 42 percent of likely voters were opposed.
Georgia residents can start voting Monday in the presidential election. Early voting in the presidential election in Georgia runs from Monday through Nov. 2. There is at least one early voting location in each Georgia county.
Tuesday is the deadline for Georgians to register to vote if they want to participate in the general election on Nov. 6, which includes the presidential contest, congressional races and dozens of state Senate and House seats.
Official election results show Republican congressional candidate Lee Anderson has defeated a GOP primary opponent by just 159 votes in their runoff election two weeks ago. State election officials certified the vote count Tuesday for the runoff in east Georgia's 12th Congressional District.
The national Center for Immigration Studies says Hispanics will cast about 4.4 percent of Georgia votes in the November election. Nationally, Hispanics will cast 9 percent of the votes, up from 7.8 percent in 2008.
Fulton County election officials are planning to meet amid criticism of their handling of the vote count from last Tuesday's election. Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp said he was concerned about what he called "numerous and substantial issues" surrounding the administration of the election in the metro Atlanta county.
Challengers in the Republican primary are attempting to unseat two incumbents on Georgia's Public Service Commission, which regulates utilities. Also, Georgia voters will consider several nonbinding questions on Tuesday’s primary ballot, including whether they want to place a cap on lobbyist spending.