Campaign watch: Election headlines; sample ballots; links to local candidate profiles, video forums. Local, national political calendars.

Campaign watch: Election headlines; sample ballots; links to local candidate profiles, video forums. Local, national political calendars.

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ELECTION HEADLINES

Secretary of State Brian Kemp announces that 74,425 Georgians took advantage of the state’s Online Voter Registration System to register to vote or update voter information to take part in the General Election on Nov. 8. On the final day of the registration period in 2014, only 12,018 Georgians used the online system. “It has never been easier to get registered to vote in Georgia, where individuals can register to vote or update their information online, via text, or by using the office’s free mobile app,” said Kemp. Eligible Georgia citizens are able to submit an electronic voter registration application using their Georgia driver’s license number or state-issued identification card number on several platforms.

SAMPLE BALLOTS

CANDIDATE PROFILES

Hometown Headlines’ Natalie Simms has written profiles/Q&As for the candidates in the five local races on the Nov. 8 ballot. You’ll find copies of each profile below. Also include on those profiles: Links to the video candidate forums produced by WRGA 98.7 FM and Georgia Highlands College.

CALENDAR/local

  • Monday-Nov. 4:  Advance voting begins Monday, Oct. 17; please see the item on top of this page with details on where and when to vote in advance.
  • Oct. 22: Floyd County Republican Party monthly breakfast, 8:30 a.m. at Fuddrucker’s. GOP candidates on the Nov. 8 ballot will speak.
  • Oct. 29-30: Advance voting on the weekend, Saturday and Sunday, at the Floyd elections office, 9 a.m.-4 p.m
  • Nov. 8: The election is Tuesday, Nov. 8, and the precincts will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.

CALENDAR/national

  • Third presidential debate (Wednesday, Oct. 19, University of Nevada-Las Vegas, Las Vegas). The format for the debate will be identical to the first presidential debate.

FLOYD COUNTY SAMPLE BALLOT FOR NOV. 8 (and advance voting)

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