Richmond County sample ballots for July 31 election

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NONPARTISAN

* DENOTES INCUMBENT

Justice, Supreme Court of Georgia

Carol W. Hunstein *

Justice, Supreme Court of Georgia

Harold D. Melton *

Justice, Supreme Court of Georgia

Hugh P. Thompson *

Judge, Court of Appeals of Georgia

Keith R. Blackwell *

Judge, Court of Appeals of Georgia

Michael P. Boggs *

Judge, Court of Appeals of Georgia

Stephen Dillard *

Judge, Court of Appeals of Georgia

John J. Ellington *

Judge, Court of Appeals of Georgia

M. Yvette Miller *

Judge, Court of Appeals of Georgia

Herbert Phipps *

Judge, Superior Court, Augusta Judicial Circuit

Michael N. Annis *

Judge, Superior Court, Augusta Judicial Circuit

Carl C. Brown Jr. *

Judge, Superior Court, Augusta Judicial Circuit

Danny Craig *

Judge, Superior Court, Augusta Judicial Circuit

Sheryl B. Jolly *

Judge, Superior Court, Augusta Judicial Circuit

J. Carlisle Overstreet *

Willie Saunders

Judge, State Court of Richmond County

Patricia Booker *

Judge, State Court of Richmond County

John Flythe *

Marshal, Civil and Magistrate Court of Richmond County

Steve Smith *

SPECIAL ELECTION

Referendum 1

Central Savannah River Area District T-SPLOST. Provides for local transportation projects to create jobs, improve roads and safety with citizen oversight.

REPUBLICAN

* DENOTES INCUMBENT

Public Service Commissioner

Chuck Eaton *

Matt Reid

Public Service Commissioner

Pam Davidson

Stan Wise *

U.S. House
District 12

Rick W. Allen

Lee Anderson

Wright McLeod

Maria Sheffield

District Attorney of the Augusta Judicial Circuit

Ashley Wright *

Judge, Probate Court

Carleton Vaughn

Sheriff

James Michael Godowns

Freddie Sanders

Solicitor-General

Charles E. Evans *

Ballot questions

1. Should Georgia have casino gambling with funds going to education?

2. Do you support ending the current practice of unlimited gifts from lobbyists to state legislators by imposing a $100 cap on such
gifts?

3. Should active duty military personnel who are under the age of 21 be allowed to obtain a Georgia weapons license?

4. Should citizens who wish to vote in a primary election be required to register by their political party affiliation at least 30 days prior to such primary election?

5. Should the Constitution of Georgia be amended so as to provide that the paramount right to life is vested in each innocent human being from his or her earliest biological beginning without regard to age, race, sex, health, function, or condition of dependency?

6. Should the Richmond County School Board members be limited to serve only 2 four year terms?

7. Should the sheriff, solicitor general, coroner, clerk of superior court, probate judge, tax commissioner, and civil court judges elections be non-partisan?

8. Should the Augusta-Richmond County Commission pass an ordinance banning smoking in public places?

9. Should the state of Georgia pass legislation to allow for gambling on horse racing in Georgia?

10. Should the Augusta-Richmond County Commission pay for the moving of families out of Hyde Park subdivision?

DEMOCRAT

* DENOTES INCUMBENT

Public Service Commissioner

Stephen Oppenheimer

U.S. House
District 12

John Barrow *

State Senate
District 22

Hardie Davis *

State House
District 124

Henry “Wayne” Howard *

District Attorney of the Augusta Judicial Circuit

Evita A. Paschall

Judge, Probate Court

Harry B. James III

Clerk Of Superior Court

Elaine Creed Johnson *

Hattie Holmes Sullivan

Sheriff

John W. Ivey

Scott Peebles

Richard Roundtree

Robbie Silas

Tax Commissioner

Steven B. Kendrick *

Coroner

Grover F. Tuten *

Chief Judge, Civil And Magistrate Court

William D. Jennings III *

Presiding Judge, Civil and Magistrate Court

H. Scott Allen *

Solicitor-General

Kellie Kenner McIntyre

Ballot questions

1. Should the Georgia Constitution be amended to allow the state to override locally elected school boards’ decisions when it comes to the creation of charter schools in your county or city?

2. Do you support ending current practice permitting unlimited gifts from lobbyists to state legislators?

3. Should Georgia  adopt an income tax credit for home energy costs to support the economic security of our families?

4. Should Georgia reduce sales taxes on made in Georgia products so as to support the growth of small businesses in our state?

5. Currently, the candidates for mayor and commissioners qualify as non-partisan. Would you like the law changed so that they qualify as partisan (Democrat or Republican)?

CHECK OUT ‘MY VOTER PAGE’

Find your voting status and poll location on the Georgia Secretary of State’s My Voter Page, mvp.sos.state.ga.us.

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PitchFork007
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PitchFork007 07/15/12 - 01:03 pm
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Advance voting restricted to the one most inconvenient location.

The major complaint is that Advance Voting for this particular
election is uniquely restricted to only one poll location. This sole city center location at 530 Greene Street is the most inconvenient location for the vast majority of Augusta voters. I charge and hold responsible the active promoters of the new T-SPLOST, starting with The Augusta Chronicle, the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce, our Augusta Mayor, and each of our local state legislators along with our Augusta Board of Elections, for this blatant and egregious act of voter restriction! Did these special interest members think they could get away with this plot without any of us noticing it or speaking out about it? Or, is it that T-SPLOST represents just too much much money for their pet projects, even though it adds to the crushing cumulative burden to Augusta taxpayers, for them to be concerned about their unethical scheme of voter restriction during Advance Voting?

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 07/15/12 - 09:22 am
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Deception

The wording of the TSPLOST referendum is plain, outright crooked. They do not even have the word TAX in the wording.

PitchFork007
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PitchFork007 07/15/12 - 12:59 pm
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TSPLOST wording is a deceitful, unethical scam

You are absolutely correct Little Lamb. The wording of the
T-SPLOST referendum is a deceitful, unethical scam that was intentionally perpetrated upon us by our state legislative puppets who agreed to use this deceitful wording at the request of the special interest business and media groups who pull their strings. The purpose for this deceitful act is to attempt to disguise the fact that T-SPLOST is a NEWLY added SALES TAX that is going to INCREASE the SALES TAX burden on us to 8 cents for every dollar that we spend for goods and services. That INCLUDES all ON-LINE purchases mandated by the NEW Georgia ON-LINE sales tax law passed by our GOV Deal and our Georgia legislature earlier this year! They stooped so low this time that they even presented this referendum without spelling its acronym as it should have been spelled out. It should have been presented and printed as TRANSPORTATION -- SPECIAL PURPOSE LOCAL OPTION SALES TAX and then followed with the acronym printing of (T-SPLOST). Remind them all with your ballot vote that you don't appreciate their deceitful scam. That NO-vote of yours will also serve as reminder to them who it is that they actually work for, from whom they are funded, and that you do not appreciate their unethical conduct and practice of using vague, confusing, and deceitful wording on a ballot referendum.

auggaguy
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auggaguy 07/21/12 - 08:03 am
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Ballot Questions

Why are there only 5 ballot questions on the Democrat ballot and 10 on the Republican ballot?

allhans
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allhans 07/21/12 - 08:39 am
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My understanding is that

My understanding is that three (3) locations are open today for voting.

Riverrunner30909
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Riverrunner30909 07/27/12 - 04:27 am
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Deception
Unpublished

The wording of the TSPLOST referendum is plain, outright crooked. They do not even have the word TAX in the wording.

Why should it even need the word Tax to take up more room and use more INK, do you not know that TSPLOST stand for The SPeciaL Options Sales Tax. There you go there is your word TAX.DUH

happychimer
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happychimer 07/30/12 - 05:17 pm
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Why 10 questions for

Why 10 questions for republicans and 5 for democrats?

jmo
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jmo 07/31/12 - 05:20 am
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Ballot questions

Can someone explain why the Ballot Questions are not the same on the Democratic and Republican Ballots? Thanks

robmck3898
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robmck3898 07/31/12 - 04:46 pm
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Partisan ballot questions are

Partisan ballot questions are basically polls on how the particular party voters feel about a certain subject. They have no actual bearing on anything other than giving legislators and interest groups information on how a political parties voters feel.

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