The Peach County Board of Elections voted Monday to remove a candidate for coroner from the ballot because of his criminal past. Otis Lee Daniel Jr. acknowledges his 1976 felony conviction for receiving stolen property. But he argued the 1988 state pardon should make him eligible to run for office.
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.
The deadline is approaching for candidates who want to run for an open state Senate seat in western Georgia. Residents intending to run for the seat previously held by state Sen. William Hamrick must qualify for the special primary by noon Friday.
Columbus officials concerned about residents having the proper identification to vote in November are expanding access this month. They’re particularly worried about the impact of new driver’s license renewal requirements. So for the next three Saturdays, elections officials will set up at the Columbus Public Library to check voters’ registrations and issue voter ID cards for those who need them.
Georgia voters are heading back to the polls to choose a Republican challenger for the Deep South's last white Democratic congressman. And Republican voters in north Georgia will be heading to the polls to cast their ballots in the race for the state's newest congressional seat.
After most Georgia voters decided against a transportation tax, political attention is shifting to a new battle involving charter schools. At issue is whether the Georgia constitution should be amended to guarantee the state's power to authorize and fund charter schools.