4 p.m. update: Latest look at how voting is going at local precincts. Voting continues until 7 p.m. Complete results here this evening.

4 p.m. update: Latest look at how voting is going at local precincts. Voting continues until 7 p.m. Complete results here this evening.

Updates on Voting / Interviews with the judicial candidates / Sample ballots

More precincts:

  • Mount Alto South: Bill reports around 290 had voted by 3 p.m. Tuesday, one of the larger turnouts we’ve heard so far today. (Fellowship Baptist Church, Burnett Ferry Road).


Time to vote: Precincts open  until 7 p.m. Don’t know where to vote? Go to the Secretary of State’s office and click the My Voter Page or call the elections office in your county.

Weather forecast: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1 p.m., then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 1 and 2 p.m., then showers and thunderstorms likely after 2 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 82. Southeast wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Advance voting: The cumulative total since April 30 through last Friday:  2,574 votes.

  • What’s trending: A look at who cast advance votes: There were 1,760 ballots for the Republican primary; 718 for the Democratic primary and 96 nonpartisan (judges).
  • Previous ‘off year’ advance voting: Exactly 1,002 more voters cast ballots during this year’s advance voting versus four years ago. In May 2014, the elections office shows 1,472 people cast advance ballots vs. 2,574 this year.

Election Day: The precincts will be open Tuesday from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.

Bartow County elections office: Bartow had a total of 1,652 voters participate in advance voting. “This was much lower than we hoped for,” according to Joseph Kirk, Elections Supervisor. Of the early voters, there were 1285 Republican, 348 Democrat and 19 Nonpartisan ballots. Bartow /  Link to sample ballots

  • Voters in the Mission Road Precinct have been reassigned to new polling places. Voters can vote at their assigned polling place on Election Day. If you have any questions about which polling place you have been assigned to, please contact us at (770) 387-5098 or visit the Secretary of State’s My Voter Page at https://www.mvp.sos.ga.gov/MVP/mvp.do.

Gordon County elections office: Gordon. There were a total of 1,128 advance voters over the 3-week advance voting period in Gordon County. Of those voters, there were 204 Democrat, 922 Republican and 2 Nonpartisan ballots. For sample ballots and more information, please visit http://www.gordoncounty.org.

Polk County elections officePolk

Chattooga County elections officeChattooga


Radio: Listen to judicial candidates Emily Matson and Kay Ann Wetherington from Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM. We’ve attached links to audio versions of our interviews with the candidates; together, they last 25 minutes.

First segment / Second segment

Website: Please see Natalie Simms’ profiles of both candidates on Hometown’s web site at clicking here.

Digital: You can watch the candidates on Georgia Highlands’ Community Watch.

Matson / Wetherington



Floyd County sample ballots appear below or go to the Secretary of State’s My Voter Page for more.






Post One: Rhonda Wallace, incumbent, Republican.  Stephanie Wright, Democrat.


District 13: Katie Dempsey, incumbent, Republican, vs. John Burnette II, Democrat.


District 52: Chuck Hufstetler, incumbent, Republican. Evan Ross, Democrat.

District 14: Bruce Thompson, incumbent, Republican. Rachel Kinsey, Democrat.

U.S. Congress

House District 11: Barry Loudermilk, incumbent, Republican, and Democrat Flynn Broady Jr. of Marietta.

House District 14: Tom Graves, incumbent, Republican. Stephen Lamar Foster, a Democrat from Dalton.



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