Early voting for the Nov. 5 municipal will be held at the Floyd County Health Department Building at 16 E. 12th St., beginning Monday, Oct. 14, and ending Friday, Nov. 1. The hours are 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. each weekday with no Saturday or Sunday voting planned at this time. More than 19,000 city residents are eligible to vote this time.
What to know:
Candidate profiles, Q&A for the Ward 1 Rome City Commission hopefuls. Topics: Downtown, economic development, transparency. Also: Today’s the last day to register to vote in Nov. 5 election. Ward 1
Candidate profiles, Q&A for the Ward 3 Rome City Commission hopefuls. Ward 3
Georgia Highlands’ Community Watch interviews with all nine City Commission hopefuls. Questions include economic development, crime and safety, downtown parking, minority business involvement. Video interviews
The Rome ballot includes: The three candidates who receive the most votes in each ward win the seats on the ballot.
- 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.
Advance voting, weekdays, Monday, Oct. 14, through Friday, Nov. 1.
Oct. 15: The Rome TEA Party and the Conservative Coalition will hold a City Commission candidates forum at Fuddruckers in Rome. The meeting begins at noon. All candidates on the Nov. 5 ballot are invited. We ask each candidate to offer a brief statement and then we will open the floor to questions. For more: Mike Morton at 706-346-3400 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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.