Voting: Drop boxes ‘open’ for absentee ballots today through 7 p.m. Tuesday. How to find your precinct. Election day forecast and events. Sample ballot.

Voting: Drop boxes ‘open’ for absentee ballots today through 7 p.m. Tuesday. How to find your precinct. Election day forecast and events. Sample ballot.

ON THIS PAGE: Updates on absentee ballots / drop box locations /  sample ballots

Election Day events (Tuesday):

  • Floyd County Democratic Party: Sign waving sidewalk at Barron Stadium and Fourth Avenue across from Jefferson’s.
  • The Floyd County Republican  Party will host a watch party Tuesday night at Rome City Brewing at 333 Broad St. from 7 until 11 p.m.

Focus shifts to election day: With advance voting done and absentees due by 7 p.m. Tuesday, the 2020 general election now moves to the precincts. All are open Tuesday from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. What’s key is knowing where to vote. Please double check between now and election day by going to the Secretary of State’s MVP page (My Voter Page).

Election Day forecast: Clear skies all day, with a temperature of 34 at 7 a.m., 60 at noon, 51 at 7 p.m.


ABOUT THAT EARLY VOTE: 101,610 vote early (in person, absentee) so far from Northwest Georgia with absentee ballots still arriving.

Floyd County: Through Friday

  • 10,882 absentee ballots have been processed by the Elections Office (as of noon Friday)
  • 24,280 people have voted in-person at the advance voting locations.
  • 35,162 total votes.

Bartow County: Through Friday

  • 9,742 absentee ballots returned.
  • 27,274 people voted in-person at the advance voring locations.
  • 37,016 total votes, equals a 49.79% voter turnout so far.
  • Turnout for Tuesday? Joseph Kirk, Elections Supervisor says, “As far as the total number for the entire cycle – no idea.  I’ve based my staffing and supply estimates on an 80% turnout overall split 50/50 between absentee and Election Day voters. In 2020, it wouldn’t surprise me to still see a 40% turnout on Election Day.”

Gordon County: Through Friday.

  • 3.825 absentee ballots returned.
  • 11,896 people have voted in-person at advance voting locations.
  • 15,721 total votes.
  • Shea Hicks, Gordon County Elections Chairperson, says “We are predicting an 80% voter turnout.”

Polk County: Through Friday

  • 2,658 absentee ballots returned.
  • 11,053 people have voted in-person at advance voting locations.
  • 13,711 total votes.
  • From Brande Coggins, Elections Coordinator: “We are anticipating an 80% turnout for Polk which would mean an additional 9,000 votes on Tuesday!”

Statewide ballots: The latest numbers from the Secretary of State’s office through 8 p.m. Saturday:

  • Total Number of Ballots Cast: 3,902,961
  • Total Number of Early, In-Person Ballots Cast Today: 319
  • Total Number of Early, In-Person Ballots Cast: 2,687,523
  • Total Number of Absentee By Mail Ballots Cast: 1,215,438

Three more drop boxes for absentee ballots will not be operational until at least Monday. They’ll be stationed at:

  • Gilbreath Recreation Center, 106 Garden Ave., Lindale
  • Anthony Recreation Center, 2901 Garden Lakes Blvd, Rome
  • Thornton Recreation Center, 102 North Floyd Park Road, Armuchee

Already in service are:

  • Rome Floyd County Library, 205 Riverside Pkwy NE, Rome
  • Floyd County Administration Building, 12 E. Fourth Ave.,  Rome
Bartow County drop box locations: Drop your sealed ballot off at one of our convenient drop box locations around the county!
  • Elections Office Main Entrance Door, 1300 Joe Frank Harris Pkwy, Cartersville
  • Bartow County Courthouse
  • Allatoona Resource Center
  • Manning Mill Park Gym
  • Euharlee City Hall

Today on Hometown Headlines:

  • Floyd County Commission candidates respond to questions about pandemic response, new economic development option and what’s ahead. County candidates
  • Legislative candidates respond to questions about Georgia’s ‘reopening’ and coronavirus response, and what similar issues are ahead for the 2021 General Assembly. Legislative candidates.
  • Atlanta Press Club will partner with Georgia Public Broadcasting on the statewide debates.  GPB News / Atlanta Press Club

SAMPLE BALLOTS

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A look at what’s on the Nov. 3 ballot: Full ballots for much of Floyd County posted above.

FLOYD COUNTY

  • Floyd County Commission, Post 2: Wright Bagby, R; Charles “Coach” Smith, D.
  • Floyd County Commission, Post 3: Allison Watters, R;  Shonna Bailey, D.
  • Clerk of Court: Barbara Penson, R; Moriah Medina, D.

State representatives:

  • District 12: Eddie Lumsden, R; Jonathan Gilreath-Harvey, D.
  • District 16: Trey Kelley, R; Lyndsay Arrendale, D.

State senate

  • District 14: Bruce Thompson,  R.; Travis Johnson, D.
  • District 31: Jason, Anavitarte, R;  Tianna Smith, D.
  • District 52: Chuck Hufstetler, R; Charles DeYoung, D.

Georgia Public Service Commission:

  • District 1: Robert G. Byrant, D; Jason Shaw, R.
  • District 4: Daniel Blackman, D; Lauren Bubba McDonald, Jr., R.

U.S. House (District 11):

  • Democrat: Dana Barrett; Republican Barry Loudermilk.

U.S. Senate:

  • Republican David Perdue; Democrat Jon Ossoff

U.S. Senate (Isakson term):

  • Democrats: Deborah Jackson, Jamesia James, Tamara Johnson-Shealey, Matt Lieberman, Joy Felicia Slade, Ed Tarver, Raphael Warnock, Richard Dien Winfield.
  • Republicans: Doug Collins, Derrick Grayson, Annette Davis Jackson, A. Wayne Johnson, Kelly Loeffler, Kandiss Taylor.

Constitutional amendments:

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