Election day is just a few days away in Gwinnett County. Cities throughout the county have council races and the county has the SPLOST vote
As a rule, the local party does not endorse candidates in city elections as they are identified as "non-partisan". That does not mean that individuals self-identified as Democrats do not run or support specific candidates. In a county that is now officially majority-minority, we lag far behind when it comes to our elected officials truly representing the community. I am providing links to the various cities that have contested elections to help bring attention to these important contests. Remember, elections truly have consequences. If you want representation, you have to vote in all elections.
With the exception of Peachtree Corners, you must vote at the city hall or other designated location. Peachtree Corners will be on the county ballot for those living within that city. Some cities are more transparent than others when it comes to providing information about their elections so some digging might be required to gather all of the information needed to vote. I may miss a couple but these are the interesting contests this fall. It is too late to request an absentee ballot. However, early voting is taking place at the City Hall of each of these cities until Friday, Nov. 1.
As an individual, I have my own preferences in these contests. If you are interested in discussing these you can reply here
To register to vote in Georgia, you must be a citizen of the United States, a legal resident of Georgia and of the county in which you wish to vote, and at least 18 years of age by Election Day. You may not register to vote if you are currently serving any sentence imposed by the conviction of a felony or judicially determined to be mentally incompetent.
Visit the Voter Registration page to download a voter registration application. You can also contact your local public library, public assistance office, recruitment office, schools, and other government offices for a mail-in registration form.
Voters can also request an absentee ballot for the special election beginning October 14. A completed application must first be received before an absentee ballot is issued. Please complete the form online or call 678.226.7210 to request an application.