Elections: Nearly 3,900 have voted so far in Floyd. New: Independent Living Center provides audio ballots; links included.

Elections: Nearly 3,900 have voted so far in Floyd. New: Independent Living Center provides audio ballots; links included.

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The totals through 2 p.m. Thursday. Another busy day as we head into the last day of the first week of advance voting.

 

ADVANCE VOTING TURNOUT

  • Thursday: 951 people. Total since 8 a.m. Monday: 3,882
  • Wednesday: 903.
  • Tuesday: 972
  • Monday: 1,056.
  • How, where to vote early: Details below

ELECTION CALENDAR

  • Saturday: Floyd County Republican Party monthly breakfast, 8:30 a.m. at Fuddrucker’s. GOP candidates on the Nov. 8 ballot will speak.

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BEFORE YOUR VOTE

  • 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.  

FLOYD

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.

BARTOW

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.

GORDON

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.

POLK

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.

SAMPLE BALLOTS

CANDIDATE PROFILES, SCHOOLS AMENDMENT

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.

From Northwest Georgia Center for Independent Living: Audio ballots

Accessible Ballot Info for Rome/Floyd County

As election day draws near (November 8th), we have partnered with the Rome & Floyd County Elections Board to bring you accessible versions of the state of Georgia’s proposed amendments, and the ballots for Rome and Floyd County. On this page, you will find audio recordings of the amendments and ballots being read aloud. You will also find visual images of the ballots and text versions of the proposed amendments. We hope that this will assist voters with sensory disabilities in making their voice heard! Continue through the rest of this page to access these files.

Audio Files of the Proposed Amendments for Georgia and Rome/Floyd Ballots

The amendments have been recorded in two versions: full text, and summaries. The full text audio files are the entire amendments as proposed on the ballot. The summary audio files are simplified versions of the amendments. The ballots are divided by city & county, and then by district.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are using a screen reader to access this, simply select the links to the information you are interested in hearing. A new window will open and you may select the Play button to hear the audio. When you are finished, use the Back feature on your device to return to this list of audio files.

Full Amendments

Introduction to the Proposed Amendments

Amendment 1

Amendment 2

Amendment 3

Amendment 4

Amendment Summaries

Introduction to the Amendment Summaries

Amendment 1 Summary

Amendment 2 Summary

Amendment 3 Summary

Amendment 4 Summary

City of Rome Ballots

City of Rome, District 12 Ballot

City of Rome, District 13 Ballot

City of Rome, District 14 Ballot

Floyd County Ballots

Floyd County, District 12 Ballot

Floyd County, District 13 Ballot

Floyd County, District 14 Ballot

Federal Ballot

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

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