Voters heading to the polls today

Tue, 11/06/2007 - 11:43am
By: The Citizen


The Citizen Online will be posting voting results here after the polls close at 7 p.m. tonight

Voters throughout the region today are deciding council races, while voters in Peachtree City are also deciding two referenda.

In Peachtree City, voters are picking among three candidates in the Post 1 race: Don Haddix, Mike Harmon and Thomas O’Toole.

In the Post 2 race, four candidates are running; Mark Hollums, Mike King, Doug Sturbaum and Dar Thompson.

Peachtree City voters are also voting on a $4 million upgrade of sports fields and a $2.8 million expansion of the Gathering Place center.

In Tyrone, voters are choosing between Councilman Mike Smola and Don Rehwaldt for mayor.

Tyrone also has two council races. Ken Matthews is facing Tracy Young in the Post 1 race, while Gordon Shenkle, Eric Dial and Jessie Nasianceno are vying for the Post 2 position.

In Fayetteville, voters will choose between political newcomer Mickey Edwards and former council member Al Hovey-King for the Post 2 slot.

In Senoia, incumbent Mayor Robert Belisle is facing opposition from former City Administrator Murray McAfee.

Sharpsburg voters are deciding the mayor’s position and two council posts.

In South Fulton County, 40 candidates are running for five council positions and the mayor’s post in Chattahoochee Hills, three at-large council seats in Fairburn, two at-large seats in Union City and the mayor’s position and three council seats in Palmetto.

Five Fulton County voter precincts, all in Chattahoochee Hill Country, will remain open until 8:10 p.m. today, pursuant to a Court Order signed by Superior Court Judge Constance Russell.

Precincts CH01, CH02, CH03, CH04, and CH05, all located in the Rico Recreation Center, 6505 Rico Road, will close one hour and ten minutes later than normal as a result of voters being unable to vote at that location prior to 8:10 a.m. this morning.

That delay was caused by incorrect coding of the voter access cards used to operate the electronic voting machines at that location. The incorrect coding caused the machines to pull up incorrect ballots for use in the affected precincts.

The later closing time will ensure that voters at the affected precincts will have a period of 12 hours to vote, in accordance with Georgia law.

Find out who won and who lost tonight here on The Citizen Online.

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Submitted by Bucky on Tue, 11/06/2007 - 4:07pm.

Just got back from voting at the church and witnessed the polling officials disqualifying some voters. They are told that they are either marked as 'inactive' or need to update their address. They have a stack of registration forms for these people that they are turning away telling them they'll have it straightened out for the Feb. primaries and that they should be able to vote then. Don't know if it's legit or not but may need to be looked into.

Submitted by sickandtired on Tue, 11/06/2007 - 6:54pm.

to me last year. I went in to vote and they told me I wasn't even registered when in fact I knew I was. I had voted many times before. I think it all depends on the age bracket you fall into whether or not "they" want you to cast your vote. I went straight to Fayette County....had them look into it....and yes...I was registered. They called Tyrone and I got to vote...once again!! Hopefully no one gave up that easily.

Submitted by wheeljc on Tue, 11/06/2007 - 12:44pm.

Congratulations to The Citizen and Staff for both the coverage of issues and candidates, and providing a forum for discourse during this election. You folks are providing a dimension of 'free speech' that could not have been imagined even five years ago. THANKS!!!

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Submitted by Tug13 on Tue, 11/06/2007 - 12:28pm.

Thanks for correcting this and including Fayetteville. Smiling

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Submitted by Tug13 on Tue, 11/06/2007 - 12:05pm.

I don't see the Fayetteville election listed. Sad

Vote For Mickey Edwards Fayetteville City Council Post 2

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