Throughout 2022, NBC News reporters will embed in seven bellwether counties from coast-to-coast to report on hyper-local issues facing key electorates across the country as the midterms begin to take shape. One of the counties the broadcast selected is Chattooga in Northwest Georgia. Ellison Barber will be the embedded reporter.
About Chattooga County: In the 2020 presidential election almost a year ago, 71.4% of all registered voters cast ballots (10,104 of 14,143 registered)… Republicans won by margins of 78 to 82% against Democratic opponents…
The Floyd County Republican Women meet Tuesday, Nov. 2, at The Palladium, 69 Church St., beginning at noon. Guest speaker: Author/evangelist Dr. Alveda King.
NOV. 2 ELECTIONS
Advance voting under way in Floyd County: Early voting is under way and absentee ballots available at the Floyd County Board of Elections and Registration Office. Office hours are Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. The last day to cast your ballot early is Friday, Oct. 29.
Floyd County Board of Elections and Registration Office is in the Floyd County Administration Building, 12 E. Fourth Ave., Suite 20.
- Today-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Rome Civic Center, 400 Civic Center Drive (across from ALDI)
- Today-Friday, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Drop box hours for absentee voting: Just one box, at the elections office at 12 E. Fourth Ave.
- Today-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m
Nov. 2: Election day, precincts open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Rome voters: Because of Garden Lakes Baptist Church not available for this election, voting on election day will be at: Anthony Recreation Center; 2901 Garden Lakes Blvd; Rome, Ga 30165.
- Mt. Alto North precinct has moved to Anthony Recreation Center at 2901 Garden Lakes Boulevard, Rome, across from Garden Lakes Elementary School.
Nov. 2 ballots:
City Commission, three seats, Ward 2: Top three vote-getters win the seats.
- Elaina Beeman
- LuGina Brown
- Jamie Doss (incumbent)
- Tyrone Holland
- Victor Hixon
- Randy Quick (incumbent)
Rome Board of Education, seven seats: Top seven vote-getters win the seats.
- Pascha Burge
- Will Byington (incumbent)
- Faith Collins (incumbent)
- Dr. Melissa Davis (incumbent)
- Jill Fisher (incumbent)
- Alvin Jackson Sr. (incumbent)
- Tracy Anthony-McDew
- Ron Roach
- John Uldrick (incumbent)
Six people have qualified to run for the three City Council seats this fall.
- Incumbent Charles Jackson is challenged by Stacey Royston.
- Incumbent Nellie McCain is challenged by Jason West.
- Incumbent Nancy Fricks is challeged by Steve Pierce.
On Nov. 2, Cartersville voters will elect the Mayor, three) City Council seats (wards 1, 3 and 5) and four School Board seats: Wards 1, 2, 5 and 6.
Advance voting: All locations will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. all days.
Main Office – 1300 Joe Frank Harris Pkwy. Cartersville, GA. 30120
Cartersville Civic Center | Manning Mill Gym – 435 W. Main St., Cartersville, GA. 30120
Mayor: Barbara Jackson, Matt Santini
Ward 3: Valerie H. Watlz, Cary Roth.
- No races challenged.
- Post 3: James Castro, Joe Pullium
- Post 4: Taylor Forsyth, Brandey Jenkins
- City commission, at large: Jody Bishop, Stephen Jordan, Jarette Shaw
- Rerendum: Issue permits for the sale of packed ,distilled beverages?
- Mayor: Craig Guyton, Ronald Nesbitt
- City Council, at large; Greg Free vs Joseph
- Referendum: Allow change city boundaries?
- Post 1: Alan Cochran, Roxie Pritchhete
- City council, at least: Gary Crisp, Stephanie Nichelson, Curtis Powers
Cedartown: Polk County Annex, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., today-Friday.
Rockmart Community Center, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., today-Friday.
- Daniel Johnson
- Dickie Gazaway
- Stephen Wilson
Cedartown City Commission
- Sam Branch
- Matt Foster
- Jessica Brewster Payton
Rockmart City Council
- Ward 1: Will Dover, Joe Henderson
- Ward 3: Lucille Harris
- Ward 4: Michael Bradley
Early voting is today-Friday. Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. The Gordon County Board of Elections and Voter Registration Office is across the street from the Post Office at 408 Court St., Calhoun.
WATCH THE RECENT CANDIDATE FORUMS
The League of Women Voters of Rome-Floyd County hosted the Rome City Commission forum.
The NAACP’s forum with City Commission candidates.