Politics: Advance voting resumes Monday. Plus: Sample ballot, candidate profiles and Q&A.

Politics: Advance voting resumes Monday. Plus: Sample ballot, candidate profiles and Q&A.

 

Advance voting resumes Monday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Floyd County Health Department. First week of voting saw 178 voters for an average of 35.6 per day. All told, less than 1 percent of the city’s registered voters turned out for the first five days of advance voting.


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

Other local political headlines:  Click Politics


The Rome ballot includes: The three candidates who receive the most votes in each ward win the seats on the ballot.

Ward 1

Jim Bojo

Mark Cochran

Bill Irmscher

Milton Slack

Sundai Stevenson

Ward 3

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.


Calendar:

Advance voting, weekdays, now through Friday, Nov. 1. 8 a.m.-5 p.m., health department. Also: 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, and Sunday, Oct. 27, from 1 until 4 p.m.

Nov. 5. Election day. Precincts open 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.


From Bartow County:

The elections office: “Advance voting for the Nov. 5 elections in the cities of Cartersville, Emerson, Euharlee and White has begun. Our office will be open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. this week for voters residing in any of these municipalities. Bring your photo ID along and cast your ballot early.

“Note: There are no elections in the cities of Adairsville, Kingston, Taylorsville or in Bartow County at large on Nov. 5.”

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