The Nov. 7 ballot: Candidate and tax proposals
The 2017 special tax vote extension: The pros and cons on the special tax that would fund projects throughout the county as well as in the cities of Rome and Cave Spring. Now posted at Special Tax
The 2017 education tax extension: A closer look at projects both the Floyd County and city of Rome school systems would fund with the extended tax. Posting Oct. 2 by Natalie Simms for Hometown Headlines.
Rome Board of Education: 15 candidate profiles, Q&As on education tax, school system’s direction, technology.Among the items on the ballot on Nov. 7 will be all seven seats for the Rome City Board of Education. Hometown Headlines offers interviews with the record 15 candidates on the ballot. Click Rome School Board
Rome City Commission candidate profiles and their answers to our questions on special taxes, tax allocation districts, economic development and their achievements or goals. There are three Rome City Commission seats on the Nov. 7 ballot from Ward Two; they are the seats held by Wendy Davis, Jamie Doss and Sue Lee. All three are running for re-election and face challengers Bill Kerestes, Randy Quick and Monica Sheppard. Click City Commission
Today: Floyd County Board of Elections and Registration will celebrate National Voter Registration Day at the Floyd County Administration Building, 12 E. Fourth Ave., Suite 20, Rome, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. with an open house. Hosting the event will be Floyd County Board of Elections and staff members. In conjunction with the National Voter Registration event, Floyd County BOE will display voting and election equipment in preparation for the Nov. 7 elections.
Campaign finance reports due: Candidates donations and expenditures — as well as those supporting or opposing the two tax packages — are scheduled to file reports by Sept. 30. The grace period to do so ends Oct. 6 with penalties assessed starting Oct. 7.
Oct. 10: The last day to register to vote if you’re a lapsed or new city resident.
Advance voting begins Oct. 16 and ends Nov. 3.
The election is Tuesday, Nov. 7.