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ELECTION RESULTS for Washington County

ELECTION RESULTS for Washington County

Check back here for periodic updates on the election results as we receive them.

Johnny Shedrick has 80 percent of the vote with all precincts reporting.

Thomas Smith leadsd with 67 percent, all precincts reporting.

Washington Probate Judge Democrats: Russell Sheppard has 59 percent of the vote, all precincts reporting.
Washington Chief Magistrate Democrats: Ralph Todd has 57 percent, all precincts reporting.

Washington County Coroner Democrats: 66 percent of the vote, all precincts reporting. 

Washington State Court Non-partisan: John Dana leads with 40 percent of the vote, all precincts reporting.

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ELECTION DAY | Last Minute Voter Information

ELECTION DAY | Last Minute Voter Information

Tuesday marks Election Day.

Polls are open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.

When you go to vote, be sure to take your Georgia license, passport or military photo ID. You'll need to show that before voting.

If you need to doublecheck your polling location, enter your information and the database will show you where you're registered.

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Early Voting Starts Today

ATLANTA (AP) -- Voters can start casting early ballots Monday for the July 31 primary and transportation referendum. 
Secretary of State Brian Kemp said voting officials will be taking early ballots for the July 31 primary election. The election will also decide nonpartisan races and whether to approve a 1-cent hike in the sales tax to fund regional transportation projects. 
Lawmakers in the General Assembly, members of the U.S. House of Representatives, state utility regulators, prosecutors and judges are also up for election.

Contact your local board of elections for hours, polling places and a list of primary races in your county.

Voter Registration Deadline Approaching

The deadline to become eligible to vote is drawing near. Monday July 2 is the cutoff for people register to vote in July 31 general election, the August 21 election for Bibb County School Board and, of course, the November 6 presidential election.

Bibb County Board of Elections Supervisor Elaine Carr says there are several ways and places to register.

  • At the Board of Elections Office, which is open from 8:30 - 5:30 on Monday.
  • At City Hall
  • Any public library
  • Any state department office, such as the Division of Family and Children Services or DFCS.

You can also register online though the state board elections website. Just fill out the form and bring it to a local Board of Elections Office to become eligible.

What Are Your Questions on the Supreme Court's Healthcare Decision?

What Are Your Questions on the Supreme Court's Healthcare Decision?

The Supreme Court upheld the health care law today in a splintered, complex opinion that appears to give President Obama a major victory.

What questions remain in your mind regarding the Supreme Court's decision? 

We are working to explore how this affects you. 

Comment below in the Comment Section to share your thoughts.  

Austin Scott Facing Free Ride to Second Term


Austin Scott apparently has a free ride to a second term in Congress.

No Republicans or Democrats qualified to challenge the Republican from Ashburn in the Eighth Congressional District. Qualifying for Georgia's congressional races ended at noon Friday.

'Watchdog' Group Files Ethics Complaint Against Broun

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- A nonprofit ethics watchdog says Georgia Congressman Paul Broun concealed the source of loans to his campaign and is calling for a full audit of his campaign finances.

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington has filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission against the Athens Republican, who loaned the Paul Broun Committee $304,000 in 2007 and 2008. According to FEC records, the committee has paid Broun $29,756 in interest on those loans.

The Athens Banner-Herald reports that the ethics group filed the complaint after Broun told the newspaper the loans came from a bank and he used the interest payments to pay the bank's interest. In FEC filings, Broun's campaign said the
loans came from the congressman.

Broun's press secretary did not respond to requests seeking comment.