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We’re just a month away from the Nov. 5 election. Tomorrow is the final day to register to vote for the municipal election.
The Rome ballot includes:
- Jim Bojo
- Mark Cochran
- Bill Irmscher
- Milton Slack
- Sundai Stevenson
- Bonny Askew
- Bill Collins
- Craig McDaniel
- J.J. Walker Seifert
Also on the Nov. 5 (and advance/absentee voting) ballot is the “Sunday Brunch” referendum where with city voters will decide whether to start alcohol sales in restaurant at 11 a.m. on Sundays vs. the current 12:30 p.m.
Monday: Final day to register to vote in the municipal elections if you’re a new or lapsed voter. You can register at the elections office Monday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Monday: Ward 1 candidate profiles and Q&A from Hometown Headlines’ Natalie Simms.
Oct. 14: Advance voting begins.
Oct. 17: 2019 Political Forum for Rome/Floyd County. The event is free and open to the public. Candidates from Wards 1 and 3 are invited to participate. Also 2020 candidates for Floyd County Sheriff will be allowed a brief statement to introduce themselves. The purpose of the forum is to give Rome voters an opportunity to hear candidates discuss the issues of importance to them in this election. Attendees ask questions and in exchange, the candidates will be able to answer. Thursday, Oct. 17, at the JoAnn Harbin Community Room, Willingham Gym, 560 N Division St., Rome. A social hour with light refreshments begins at 5 p.m.; the forum begins at 6. Sponsors: Rome/Floyd County NAACP, AARP – Etowah Chapter #4021, Rome Alumnae Chapter- Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Northwest Georgia Housing Authority, Martin Luther King Jr. Commission of Rome /Northwest Georgia Inc. and 100 Black Men of Rome/Northwest Georgia Inc.
Nov. 5. Election day. Precincts open 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.