Politics: WSB TV holds the first gubernatorial debate of the 2022 primary tonight at 7. Update on next week’s forums. Monday is the last day to register to vote in May 24 primary.

Politics: WSB TV holds the first gubernatorial debate of the 2022 primary tonight at 7. Update on next week’s forums. Monday is the last day to register to vote in May 24 primary.

Side entrance to the elections office adjacent to the health department off East 12th Street. You can register here through 5 p.m. Monday.
What’s new:
WSB TV holds the first gubernatorial debate of the 2022 primary at 7 p.m. Sunday. Also available on WSB Now. The candidates: Republicans Brian Kemp and David Perdue.  The panel includes:  WSB-TV Political Reporter Richard Elliot, WSB-TV Community & Public Affairs Director Condace Pressley, Atlanta Journal-Constitution Political Reporter Greg Bluestein, and Univision 34 Atlanta Reporter Rafael Olavarría.
Here’s what to know:

Key dates:

  • Monday, April 25: The final day to register to vote in the May 24 primary if you’re new or lapsed voter. Register 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the elections office at 18 E. 12th St. Click here to check your registration status.
  • May 2: Advance voting begins at the elections office at 18 E. 12th St. and the Anthony Recreation Center at 2901 Garden Lakes Blvd. NW.. Please click here for which races are on the ballot
  • May 3: The Floyd County Republican Women will meet at the Coosa Country Club. RSVP for lunch is required by April 27. Speakers for the event are Marjorie Taylor Greene, Luke Martin and Katie Dempsey.
  • May 24: The primary.  Please click here for which races are on the ballot.
  • June 21: The primary runoff (and it will be needed this election cycle)

Candidate forums:

Monday, April 25: U.S. House 14 candidates’ forum; 10 candidates invited. Planned by One Community United, the NAACP of Rome/Floyd County and the Floyd County Democratic Party. Set for 6 p.m. at the Rome City Auditorium. (expanded report below).

Tuesday, April 26: State Senate District 52 and state House District 13. three Republican candidates from each race invited. Planned by One Community United, the NAACP of Rome/Floyd County and the Floyd County Democratic Party. Set for 6 p.m. at the Rome City Auditorum.

May 1: Atlanta Press Club Loudermilk-Young Debate Series. Of key interest is  the 14th Congressional  District Republicans, all six of them, who are invited for the taping and webcast set for 11:15 a.m. Sunday, May 1 (televised 3 p.m. that day on GPB). Not scheduled: The three Democrats on the May 24 ballot; the press club cites  a lack of time to include the Democrats.

About Monday’s forum:
From a media release: One Community United, the NAACP of Rome and Floyd County and the Floyd County Democratic Party are hosting a candidate forum for the Fourteenth U.S. Congressional District. The in-person forum will be held on Monday April 25, at the Rome City Auditorium, 601 Broad St., Rome. The forum also will be carried live on Facebook at One Community United.
All candidates have been invited to participate in advance of the start of early voting which begins on May 2. Doug Walker will moderate this public event, wherein each candidate will have an opportunity to make a short statement. This will be followed by a question and answer session. At the close of the Q & A session, time will be allotted for candidates to speak and mingle with attendees one on one. This allows candidates time to informally address issues that might not surface during the forum.
Invited guests include:
  • Eric Cunningham
  • Wendy Davis
  • Marcus Flowers
  • Marjorie Taylor Greene
  • James Haygood
  • Charles Lutin
  • Holly McCormack
  • Angela Pence
  • Jennifer Strahan
  • Seth Synstelien
One Community United and the Rome/Floyd NAACP are nonpartisan organizations who encourage informed and active participation in government through the voting process.

Political notes:

  • Floyd County Republican Party not participating in next week’s forums but several GOP candidates will attend. From the party: “Due to the lack of the understanding between the Republican Party and One Community United, we have chosen not to participate in their candidate forums. At this time we do not have a working relationship with One Community United. Though there is not a Republican debate scheduled for the primaries, we encourage all Republican candidates to continue to share their platforms at our regularly scheduled monthly meetings.” Party chair Jamie Palmer says the differences are traced back to the recent issues at Coosa High School.
  • Monday: Floyd County Board of Elections & Registration will hold Logic and Accuracy (L&A) Testing at the elections office beginning at 9 a.m. The testing will be performed on all voting machines to be used for advance voting May 2-20 and on the primary, May 24. For more:  706-291-5167 or visit www.floydcountyga.gov/elections.

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