- Not much change is expected by the School Board outcome.
- Turnout was horrible — 2,697 of Rome’s 21,056 eligible voters cast ballots. That’s 12.8%
- 44% of the votes cast were in advance or absentee or 1,188 ballots.
- 56% of the vote occurred Tuesday at the six city precincts.
- That said, it was one of the smoothest elections in recent years. The count was wrapped up by a few ticks past 9 p.m.
- Faith Collins, the School Board incumbent, won the night with the most overall votes, 1,848.
- In fact, five School Board winners drew more votes than the top three City Commission candidates.
- Next up: The May 2022 primary.
- Rome insurance salesman Mark Swanson has filed an injunction seeking access to records of the recent “logic and accuracy” testing for voting machines used this election cycle. The Board of Elections earlier publicized such testing started on Sunday, Oct. 10, and observers were welcome (Swanson was there). The first machines tested were for advance voting which started Oct. 12. The elections office continued to check the machines now in six city precincts. Swanson’s injunction was heard in superior court by Bryan Johnson and Swanson has been given the test results; his injunction has been withdrawn (based on reports by the Rome News-Tribune, WRGA and Hometown Headlines)
The Floyd County Board of Elections will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 9, at noon in the Community Room located in the County Administration Building at 12 E. Fourth Ave. in Rome. The meeting is open to the public. Citizens who wish to attend in person are asked to follow the guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Agenda:11.9.2021 BOER Agenda
The Floyd County Board of Elections & Registration will interview four candidates to be the next elections clerk as part of a Special Called Session on Friday, Nov. 12, beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the Admin Conference Room located in Suite 207 of the County Administration Building at 12 E. Fourth Ave., Rome. Interviews are set at 9, 10 and 11 a.m. as well as 2 p.m. With the exception of the executive session, the meeting is open to the public. Citizens who wish to attend in person are asked to follow the guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
From Rome News-Tribune: “Jason West and Steven Pierce have taken the Post 3 and 5 seats in Cave Spring City Council race. Charles Jackson retains the Post 4 seat.”
- Incumbent Charles Jackson / Stacey Royston.
- Incumbent Nellie McCain / Jason West.
- Incumbent Nancy Fricks / Steve Pierce.
BARTOW COUNTY: Click elections office results.
Cartersville: Big wins for Santini, Roth.CARTERSVILLE 11-2-21 UNOFFICIAL
AdairsvilleAdairsville 11-2-21 Unofficial and Incomplete
Emerson:Emerson 11-2-21 Unofficial and Incomplete
EuharleeEuharlee 11-2-21 Unofficial and Incomplete
Kingston:KINGSTON 11-2-21 UNOFFICIAL
White:White 11-2-21 Unofficial and Incomplete
POLK COUNTY (thanks, WZOT in Rockmart)