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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).
- Click https://www.mvp.sos.ga.gov/MVP
/mvp.do and then fill in a few spots: First initial, last name, county of residence, birth date 00/00/0000. It will then show you where to vote.
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
- Elections Office Main Entrance Door, 1300 Joe Frank Harris Pkwy, Cartersville
- Bartow County Courthouse
- Allatoona Resource Center
- Manning Mill Park Gym
- Euharlee City Hall
A look at what’s on the Nov. 3 ballot: Full ballots for much of Floyd County posted above.
- 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.
- District 12: Eddie Lumsden, R; Jonathan Gilreath-Harvey, D.
- District 16: Trey Kelley, R; Lyndsay Arrendale, D.
- 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.
- 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.
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