Articles from the Georgia Elections section archive

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Open Senate seat starts scramble in Georgia

US Reps. Paul Broun and Phil Gingrey are the only Republicans to announce officially since incumbent Saxby Chambliss said he will retire. But the field could include as many as a half-dozen ...
By Bill Barrow

Monday, Feb. 11, 2013

Bills would make county elections nonpartisan

Local legislators could make all county posts except county commissioner nonpartisan under a handful of bills approved Monday by the Senate Ethics Committee.
By Walter C. Jones

Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012

Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012

Barrow holds on to seat

Richmond County was key to John Barrow's victory over Lee Anderson in the redrawn 12th District. 
By Susan McCord, Tracey McManus and Steven Uhles

Aitken, Fennoy headed to runoff

In a repeat of 2009, Augusta Commission member Matt Aitken and Bill Fennoy are headed into a Dec. 4 runoff for the District 1 commission seat.
By Susan McCord

Roundtree defeats Sanders

Richard Roundtree will become Richmond County's first black sheriff after his resounding victory Tuesday over Freddie Sanders.
By Steve Crawford and Meg Mirshak

Polls closed after heavy turnout

Temperatures in the 40s and a chilly northeast wind didn't seem to diminish voter enthusiasm this morning at the polls.
By Steve Crawford

Monday, Nov. 5, 2012

Polls prepared for election day

Even though about half for the 80,000 or so voters expected in this election had already cast their ballots, Richmond County Elections Director Lynn Bailey still predicts lines at the polls Tuesday.
By Steve Crawford

Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012

Augusta history could be made tonight

Should he succeed in defeating Freddie Sanders on Tuesday, Richard Roundtree will be the first black man to hold that office since it was established more than 230 years ago.
By Steve Crawford

Charter school amendment divides tea party

The political movement that spread in opposition to corporate bailouts and health care overhaul cannot find a unified voice on Georgia's proposed amendment on charter schools.
By Bill Barrow

Candidates on the issues: Aitken, Fennoy, Hawes, Traina

Augusta Commission District 1 candidates Matt Aitken, Bill Fennoy, Stanley Hawes and Denice Traina discuss the stormwater fee, raising taxes, the convention center and the city administrator.
By Susan McCord

Candidates on the issues: Paschall, Wright

District attorney candidates Evita Paschall and Ashley Wright discuss their experience, vision and management style.
By Kyle Martin

Candidates on the issues: Jones, Williams

Augusta Commission Super District 9 candidates Harold Jones and Marion Williams discuss the stormwater fee, raising taxes, the convention center and the city administrator.
By Susan McCord

Candidates on the issues: Roundtree, Sanders

Richmond County sheriff's candidates Richard Roundtree and Freddie Sanders discuss community policing, citizens advisory boards, promotion and hiring, and pay and benefits.
By Steve Crawford

Candidates on the issues: Davis, Enoch, O'Steen

Augusta Commission District 3 candidates Mary Davis, Ed Enoch and Cleveland O'Steen discuss the stormwater fee, raising taxes, the convention center and the city administrator.
By Susan McCord

Candidates on the issues: Echols, Smith

Augusta Commission District 7 candidates Ken Echols and Donnie Smith discuss the stormwater fee, raising taxes, the convention center and the city administrator.
By Susan McCord

Candidates on the issues: Atkins, Cheek

Richmond County school board District 8 candidates Jimmy Atkins and Robert Cheek discuss funding, student achievement, furlough days and hiring practices.
By Tracey McManus

Candidates on the issues: Barnes, Williams

Richmond County school board District 1 candidates Marion Barnes and Lucien Williams discuss funding, student achievement, furlough days and hiring practices.

Candidates on the issues: Barrow, Anderson

John Barrow and Lee Anderson address health care, the national budget, military spending cuts and federal farm subsidies.
By Susan McCord

Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012

Anderson calls Barrow's accusations untrue

With one week to go before the election, 12th Congressional District candidate Lee Anderson spent Tuesday making campaign stops with veteran South Carolina Republican Congressman Joe Wilson.
By Steven Uhles

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