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NONPARTISAN GENERAL ELECTION

For Justice, Supreme Court Of Georgia

(To Succeed Robert Benham)

Robert Benham *

For Justice, Supreme Court Of Georgia

(To Succeed Keith R.
Blackwell)

Keith R. Blackwell *

For Justice, Supreme Court Of Georgia

(To Succeed P. Harris Hines)

P. Harris Hines *

For Judge, Court Of Appeals Of Georgia

(To Succeed Gary
Andrews)

Gary B. Andrews *

For Judge, Court Of Appeals Of Georgia

(To Succeed Elizabeth L. Branch)

ElIzabeth L. “Lisa” Branch *

For Judge, Court Of Appeals Of Georgia

(To Succeed Sara Doyle)

Sara L. Doyle *

For Judge, Court Of Appeals Of Georgia

(To Succeed Carla Wong McMillian)

Carla W. McMillian *

For Judge, Court Of Appeals Of Georgia

(To Succeed William Ray, II)

William M. Ray *

For Judge, Superior Court Of The Augusta Judicial Circuit

(To Succeed James G. Blanchard, Jr.)

James G. Blanchard Jr. *

For Judge, Superior Court Of The Augusta Judicial Circuit

(To Succeed J. Wade Padgett)

J. Wade Padgett *

For Judge, Superior Court Of The Augusta Judicial Circuit

(To Succeed J. David Roper)

J. David Roper *

For Chief Judge Of State Court Of Richmond County

(To Succeed Richard A. Slaby)

Richard A. Slaby *

For Judge Of State Court Of Richmond County

(To Succeed David D. Watkins)

David D. Watkins *

For Mayor Of Augusta

Helen Blocker-Adams

Charles Cummings

Hardie Davis

Alvin D. Mason

Lori Myles

For Augusta Commission, District 2

Cleveland Garrison

Dennis Williams

For Augusta Commission, District 4

Melvin Ivey

Tomasenia Jackson

Sammie Silas

Gwendolyn Watts

For Augusta Commission, District 6

Bob Finnegan

Roger Garvin

Angela Harden

Ben Hasan

Tony Lewis

For Augusta Commission District 8

Wayne Guilfoyle *

For Augusta Commission District 10

Brandon K. Dial

Grady Smith *

SPECIAL ELECTION

Augusta-Richmond County

Special Purpose Local Option Sales and Use Tax

Shall a special 1 percent sales and use tax be reimposed in the special district of Richmond County, upon the termination of the special one percent sales and use tax presently in effect, for the raising of not more than $198,364,000 for the following purposes pursuant to an Intergovernmental Sales Tax Agreement, dated as of March 7, 2014, among Augusta, Georgia (“Augusta”), the City of Blythe, Georgia (“Blythe”), and the City of Hephzibah (“Hephzibah”): (1)(a) capital outlay projects, which are estimated to cost $179,964,000, to be owned or operated or both by Augusta or by one or more local authorities within such special district pursuant to intergovernmental contracts with Augusta (the “Augusta Projects”): (i) Road, Street, Bridge, and Drainage Improvements, (ii) Public Safety Facilities, Equipment, and Vehicles, (iii) Parks and Recreation Facilities, (iv) Cultural, Library, and Historic Facilities, (v) Economic Development Facilities and Land Acquisition, (vi) Information Technology, (vii) Industrial Infrastructure Improvements, (viii) Municipal Building Renovations, (ix) Fleet Administration and Maintenance Facilities, and (x) Sales Tax Program and Project Administration; (b) capital outlay projects, which are estimated to cost $1,975,000, to be owned or operated or both by Blythe: (i) Road Improvements, (ii) Water System Improvements, (iii) Equipment and Vehicles, (iv) Community Building, Library, and Park Facilities, and (v) Information Technology; and (c) capital outlay projects, which are estimated to cost $8,375,000, to be owned or operated or both by Hephzibah (the “Hephzibah Projects”): (i) Recreational Multi-Use Facility, (ii) Agricultural Center and Arena Project, (iii) Water System Equipment and Vehicles, (iv) Public Safety Equipment and Vehicles, (v) Fire Department Facilities, and (vi) Road and Bike Lane Projects; and (2) retiring Augusta’s Tax Anticipation Notes, dated March 7, 2014 (the “Augusta Notes”), by paying or making provision for the payment of the principal of and interest on the Augusta Notes coming due on October 1, 2014, in the estimated maximum amount of $8,050,000? If reimposition of the tax is approved by the voters, such vote shall also constitute approval of the issuance of general obligation debt of Augusta, Georgia in the principal amount of $22,395,000 for the purposes of (1) any one or more of the Augusta Projects, (2) the Recreational Multi-Use Facility included in the Hephzibah Projects, and (3) retiring the Augusta Notes. Yes or no

REPUBLICAN BALLOT

For United States Senate

Paul Collins Broun

Arthur A. “Art” Gardner

J.P. “Phil” Gingrey

Derrick E. Grayson

Karen C. Handel

J. H. “Jack” Kingston

David A. Perdue

For Governor

John D. Barge

J. Nathan Deal *

David E. Pennington III

For Lieutenant Governor

L. S. “Casey” Cagle *

For Secretary Of State

Brian P. Kemp *

For Attorney General

Samuel S. Olens *

For Commissioner Of Agriculture

Gary W. Black *

For Commissioner Of Insurance

Ralph T. Hudgens *

For State School
Superintendent

Mary Kay Bacallao

Ashley D. Bell

Michael L. “Mike” Buck

Sharyl H. Dawes

Allen Bowles Fort

Nancy T. Jester

T. Fitz Johnson

Kira G. Willis

Richard L. Woods

For Commissioner Of Labor

J. Mark Butler *

For Public Service Commissioner

(To Succeed H. Doug Everett)

Herman D. “Doug” Everett *

For Public Service Commissioner

(To Succeed Lauren McDonald)

Douglas T. Kidd

Charles C. “Craig” Lutz

Lauren W. “Bubba” McDonald *

For U.S. Representative In The 114th Congress From The 12th Congressional District Of Georgia

R. W. “Rick” Allen

Delvis William Dutton

John E. Stone

Diane Swanson Vann

Eugene C. Yu

DEMOCRATIC BALLOT

For United States Senate

O. “Steen” Miles

M. Michelle Nunn

Branko “Rad” Radulovacki

Todd Anthony Robinson

For Governor

Jason J. Carter

For Lieutenant Governor

Connie J. Stokes

For Secretary Of State

Gerald B. Beckum

Doreen Carter

For Attorney General

Gregory K. “Greg” Hecht

For Commissioner Of Agriculture

Christopher James Irvin

For Commissioner Of Insurance

Keith G. Heard

Elizabeth N. “Liz” Johnson

For State School Superintendent

Tarnisha L. Dent

Marion Spencer “Denise” Freeman

Jurita Forehand Mays

Alisha Thomas Morgan

R. “Rita” Robinzine

Valarie D. Wilson

For Commissioner Of Labor

Robbin K. Shipp

For Public Service
Commissioner

(To Succeed Lauren McDonald)

Daniel A. Blackman

For U.S. Representative
In The 114th Congress From The 12th Congressional District Of Georgia

John J. Barrow *

For State Senator
From 22nd District

E. “Elmyria” Chivers

Corey L. Johnson

Harold V. Jones II

For State Representative In The General Assembly From 124th District

Henry D. “Wayne” Howard *

DEMOCRATIC PARTY QUESTIONS

1. Should Georgia raise the state minimum wage above the current $5.15 an hour? Yes or No

2. Should Georgians’ federal tax dollars be returned to Georgia to fund Medicaid expansion and relieve
the indigent care burden on our hospitals? Yes or No

3. Should the Constitution of Georgia be amended to create an independent ethics commission, not tied to the Governor’s office, legislature, or other elected office, to more effectively police potential ethics violations by elected officials? Yes or No

4. Should the Constitution of Georgia be amended to make the education budget Georgia’s first funding priority? Yes or No

5. Should Individuals in Georgia, be allowed to bring guns into churches, college campuses, some parts of airports, and on private property? Yes or No

6. Should the Governor/legislature extend Medicaid to those whose income allows it? Yes or No

7. Should the use of Marijuana be legalized in Georgia for medicinal purposes only? Yes or No

* Incumbent

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nocnoc
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nocnoc 05/18/14 - 09:49 am
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MY RE-WRITE of the SPLOST Vote

Shall we give about 30% of this taxpayer collected $$$$$ to private businesses and non-ARC owned sources?

Shall we allow $50Million to be used as "LATER TO BE DETERMINED" without knowing where NOW?

Shall we purchase/Renovate the MILLS to give them to GRU for a campus site, that they have already said they DO NOT WANT?

Shall we allot $5 Million to Mayors Slush fund called Project Admin?

Shall we give $6.5 million to failing private businesses Downtown?

Shall we give $5+ Million to a PRIVATE College that may lose its accreditation and already has serious Financial Accountability problems?

Shall we allow another SPLOST to go Independently UNAUDITED for true accountability?

dichotomy
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dichotomy 05/20/14 - 02:14 pm
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They may as well have written

They may as well have written that SPLOST ballot issue in Chinese considering the majority target audience in Augusta. It has enough Roman numerals, commas, and parenthesis to look official but it is garbage gobbledygook to most of the voters.

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