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Early Voting Begins Tuesday, May 26th for State House District 55

Early Voting Begins Tuesday, May 26th for State House District 55

House District 55 voters are encouraged to cast their ballots early for the June 16, 2015 Special Election for State House District 55 to fill the unexpired term of Tyrone Brooks who resigned the seat. Residents can cast their ballots beginning Tuesday, May 26 through Friday, June 12 and on Saturday, June 6, 2015 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Please note that on Saturday, June 6, 2015, residents can only vote at the Registration and Election Headquarters from 9:00am-4:00pm. Beginning Wednesday, June 10 through June 12, 2015, two (2) additional locations will be available for early voting.
 

Early Voting

May 26 - June 12, 2015

8:30 am - 5:00 am

Registration and Elections Headquarters

130 Peachtree St, SW, Suite 2186, Atlanta, GA

 

Saturday Voting - June 6, 2015

Fulton County Commissioner Joan P. Garner Appointed to Atlanta BeltLine Board of Directors

Fulton County Commissioner Joan P. Garner Appointed to Atlanta BeltLine Board of Directors

On February 4, 2015, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners appointed Commissioner Joan P. Garner, District 4, to serve on the Board of Directors for the Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.

 

“I am truly honored to have the opportunity to serve on the Board of Directors for the Atlanta BeltLine,” stated Commissioner Joan P. Garner. “This is an exciting time to be part of an endeavor that will enhance and connect the communities located along the BeltLine in District 4.” 

Members of the Atlanta BeltLine Board of Directors shall initially serve staggered terms of two (2) years and after the initial terms have expired, serve for a term of four (4) years (subject to the concurrent service requirements set forth herein).

 

Norcross mayor loses ARC board seat

Norcross mayor loses ARC board seat

NORCROSS, Ga. -- In early December, Norcross Mayor Bucky Johnson was just one vote shy of being elected chairman of the Atlanta Regional Commission.

Just 15 days later, his fellow mayors in Gwinnett County ousted him as their representative on the ARC board in what SaportaReport.com says was "one of the most abrupt whiplashes of regional power in recent Atlanta history."

What makes the move all the more symbolic, Maria Saporta writes, is that Johnson led the metro area to its greatest moment of regional cooperation in October 2011 when he chaired the Atlanta Regional Transportation Roundtable -- 21 elected leaders from across the region who unanimously voted on a $6.2 billion list of transportation projects to present to voters on July 31, 2012.

Ga. School Superintendent looking for student advisors

Ga. School Superintendent looking for student advisors

ATLANTA -- Georgia's Student Advisory Council is now accepting applications for the 2012-13 school year.

The Student Advisory Council reports to State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge to discuss how decisions made at the state level affect students throughout Georgia, according to Georgia Department of Education spokesman Matt Cardoza.

The council will meet twice during the school year -- Wednesday, Nov. 7 and Wednesday, Mar. 6. Applicants must be available to meet on both days.

All Georgia students in grades 9-12 are encouraged to apply.

"I am looking forward to getting to know a new group of student advisors and discuss how our policies affect them on a daily basis," Barge said in a statement. "We want to make education work for all Georgia's students and hearing directly from them is the best way to ensure that happens."

Peachtree Corners Election Runoff | April 3

Peachtree Corners Election Runoff | April 3

 

The runoff for the Peachtree Corners election will take place on Tuesday, April 3 for voters residing in the Peachtree Corners city limits from 7:00am to 7:00pm.  

Please note that no advance voting will take place on Monday, April 2. If you do not vote advance or absentee, you must cast your ballot on Tuesday, April 3 at your voting precinct. The special election results will be available at www.gwinnettcounty.com on election night.

City employees to start working a "Compressed Work Week"

City employees to start working a "Compressed Work Week"

City of Norcross, GA – On March 1st, the City of Norcross will introduce a 90-day pilot program called the “9/80 Compressed Work Week.”  This program is part of Georgia’s Clean Air Campaign, which is a partnership between the Georgia Department of Transportation and over 1600 employers throughout the state.  Norcross City Clerk and Human Resources Manager Susan Wuerzner recently announced implementation of this program as a way to not only enhance the City’s customer service, but to also help reduce air pollution in the process.

In the 9/80 Program, City employees still work the same number of hours each month; however, instead of the traditional work week, they’ll adjust the pattern of when they work over a two-week period.

Military, overseas citizens can e-vote this year

Military, overseas citizens can e-vote this year

ATLANTA -- Georgia's military and overseas citizens will be able to participate in the state's upcoming presidential primary by e-vote starting later this month.

Secretary of State Brian Kemp said those voters can access their absentee ballots electronically starting Jan. 21 for the Mar. 6 election.

Kemp and Georgia National Guard Adjutant General Jim Butterworth will conduct a joint outreach and education effort to promote voting opportunities for military personnel and their families.

Go here for more information: www.sos.ga.gov/mvp.