Nov. 5 is the day for Georgia special elections. Four seats in the Georgia General Assembly are up for election after their holders stepped down to run for U.S. Senate in 2014. Some counties in the state are also holding special elections. If you're headed to the polls, here's a quick guide.
On Saturday night, several hundred politically-active Georgians will gather in Atlanta. They won’t be meeting to talk about Tuesday’s election. Rather they’ll be focusing on future Election Days. And they’ll be asking what it will take to elect more women to political office at every level in Georgia.
The Democratic Party of Georgia released the names Thursday of the four candidates who have qualified to run for the position of party chair. The candidates are R. J. Hadley, who is the organization’s current Vice Chair, as well as Dubose Porter, Doug Stoner and Mary Squires, who have all served in the Georgia General Assembly.
Two candidates have come forward for next month’s election of the Democratic Party of Georgia’s new chair. The winner will have to raise money for the party, and rebuild it following the ouster of the last chair.
Preliminary results show Mike Dugan leading his opponent in a special Republican primary for a state senate seat in western Georgia. At stake is a state senate seat left vacant by Republican William Hamrick, of Carrollton, who stepped down to become a judge.
The Georgia Sheriffs' Association is asking Gov. Nathan Deal to start the process for suspending Clayton County's sheriff-elect, who won election despite being under indictment, but recent history shows Georgia governors don't like to get involved in such cases.
The sheriff in an east Georgia county who narrowly lost a re-election bid has filed a complaint with state officials, alleging that a dead person and felons cast ballots in the Nov. 6 election. Lincoln County Sheriff Gerald Lawson filed the complaint with the Georgia Secretary of State's Office.
Provisional ballots from a key state Senate race in Fulton County show Republican Hunter Hill of Atlanta beat Democratic incumbent Doug Stoner of Smyrna with 64 percent of the vote. The county’s Board of Registrations and Elections finished sorting through about 11,000 provisional ballots Saturday.
The nation re-elected President Barack Obama Tuesday for a second term in the White House. He told supporters that they deserve credit for his re-election victory. Obama tweeted, "This happened because of you. Thank you." Obama claimed the election with wins in Ohio, Iowa, New Hampshire, Colorado and Virginia. Georgians, however, voted overwhelmingly for Romney to hand him the state's 16 electoral votes.