After Christmas sales may be cutting into the number of voters participating in early voting for three special elections. Three seats are open in the General Assembly, with an election day of January 8th.
Georgia’s Secretary of State wants access to a federal database to verify the citizenship of potential voters. The Justice Department approved the state’s request a year ago, but the Department of Homeland Security has not granted access.
Georgia Congressman John Barrow's decision to skip this years Democratic Primary doesn't surprise political analysts. His district was redrawn last year to include more Republican voters. A Barrow spokeman says the Congressman won't attend the August 27th because he's planning events in Georgia during that time.
With a lot of races and candidates in next Tuesday’s party primaries voters need information. But fewer publications are giving them guidance, as editorial boards at leading newspapers have cut back on endorsements.