Richmond County Sample Ballot

President and Vice President


John McCain and Sarah Palin -- Republican

Barack Obama and Joe Biden -- Democrat

Bob Barr and Wayne A. Root -- Libertarian

U.S. Senate

Saxby Chambliss -- Republican

Jim Martin -- Democrat

Allen Buckley -- Libertarian

Public Service Commissioner

(To succeed H. Doug Everett)

H. Doug Everett -- Republican

John H. Monds -- Libertarian

(To succeed Elizabeth Speir)

Lauren W. McDonald Jr. -- Republican

Jim Powell -- Democrat

Brandon Givens -- Libertarian

U.S. Congress 10th District

Paul Broun -- Republican

Bobby Saxon -- Democrat

U.S. Congress 12th District

John Stone -- Republican

John Barrow -- Democrat

State Senate, 22nd District

John Butler -- Republican

Ed Tarver -- Democrat

State Senate, 23rd District

Napoleon Jenkins -- Republican

J.B. Powell -- Democrat


Judge, Georgia Court of Appeals

(To succeed John H. Ruffin)

Tamela L. Adkins

Sara Doyle

Bruce Edenfield

Christopher J. McFadden

Perry J. McGuire

Michael S. Meyer Von Bremen

Mike Sheffield

School Board District 5

Joe L. Scott

James Williams Jr.

School Board District 8

Jimmy Atkins

Mary Oglesby


1. To encourage the preservation of Georgia's forests through a conservation use property tax reduction program.

House Resolution No. 1276

Resolution Act No. 702

Ga. L. 2008, p. 1209

"Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended so as to provide that the General Assembly by general law shall encourage the preservation, conservation, and protection of the state's forests through the special assessment and taxation of certain forest lands and assistance grants to local government?"



2. To authorize local school districts to use tax funds for community redevelopment purposes.

Senate Resolution No. 996

Resolution Act No. 777

Ga. L. 2008, p. 1211

"Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended so as to authorize community redevelopment and authorize counties, municipalities, and local boards of education to use tax funds for redevelopment purposes and programs?"



3. To authorize the creation of special Infrastructure Development Districts providing infrastructure to underserved areas.

Senate Resolution No. 309

Resolution Act No. 373

Ga. L. 2007, p. 775

"Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended so as to authorize the General Assembly to provide by general law for the creation and comprehensive regulation of infrastructure development districts for the provision of infrastructure as authorized by local governments?"