- Tonight: Third presidential debate, University of Nevada-Las Vegas, Las Vegas. The format for the debate will be identical to the first presidential debate. 9 p.m. In addition to TV and social media, the debate will be broadcast on WRGA 98.7 FM
- Moderator: Chris Wallace, Fox News.
ADVANCE VOTING TURNOUT
- Wednesday (final): 903
- Tuesday: 972 people voted early in Floyd County. Total so since 8 a.m. Monday: 2,028.
- Monday: 1,056 in Floyd, 146,511 in the state.
- More notes and updates on advance voting below.
- How to make advance voting even faster, from Elections Supevisor Willie Green III: “A recent study indicated that Georgia had one of the highest rates of wait time for voting in the nation. So, to improve our contribution to reducing this statistic, I have placed the in-person application online to be printed anytime and brought into the early-voting poll locations. I hope this administrative policy change will reduce wait times in Floyd County… A voter will be required to fill out an application for casting an in-person absentee ballot located here.” In-person Application For Official Absentee Ballot.
- Saturday: Floyd County Republican Party monthly breakfast, 8:30 a.m. at Fuddrucker’s. GOP candidates on the Nov. 8 ballot will speak.
- Early voting selfie contest: Here’s clever idea from the Floyd County Democratic Party — an early voter Selfie contest: What it’s about: Submit your pics in a message to us on Facebook, email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or text to 706-844-4440. “Proxy Selfies” ok. Vote at our Early Voter Selfies 2016 photo album: https://www.facebook.com/FloydDemocrats/photos
BEFORE YOUR VOTE
Advance voting from now-Nov. 4 at either Floyd County Administration Building or Garden Lakes Baptist Church from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday. Saturday and Sunday voting on Oct. 29-30 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Administration building only. The Rome Civic Center will open for advance voting on Oct. 31-Nov. 4 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Advance Voting from now-Nov. 4 at the Board of Elections and Voter Registration’s Office, 1300 Joe Frank Harris Pkwy in Cartersville. Hours: Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday voting at same location on Oct. 29 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Cartersville Civic Center will open for advance voting, Oct. 31-Nov. 4 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Vote early now-Nov. 4 at the Gordon County Board of Elections and Voter Registration Office. Hours: Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday voting on Oct. 29 at same location from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Vote early now-Nov. 4 at the Polk County Elections Office, 144 West Ave in Cedartown, or the Nathan Dean Center in Rockmart. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday. Saturday voting will be on Oct. 29 at both locations from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
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.
- Proposed amendment would drastically change how Georgia deals with trouble schools. Debate is over state control vs. local control. Schools
- Floyd County Board of Education: Click School Board
- Floyd County District Attorney’s race: Click district attorney’s race.
- Floyd County Commission, Post 3. Click commission.
- Floyd County Coroner. Click coroner
- Floyd County Clerk of Courts. Click Clerk.
- 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.
FLOYD COUNTY SAMPLE BALLOT FOR NOV. 8 (and advance voting)