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Wednesday, August 15, 2007

2007 Elections

Municipal General Election date: November 6, 2007

Secretary of State Website: www.sos.state.ga.us/elections
Candidates:

• Qualifying Dates for Candidates: August 27, 2007 to August 31, 2007 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

• Qualifying fee for Candidates: $390.00

• Last day to file Notice of Candidacy to
have name on Municipal General Election
Ballot 21-2-132 (3) (A) August 31, 2007, 4:30 pm

Voters:

Voter Registration deadline October 9, 2007

How do I vote?

The Fulton County Voter Registration Office, (404) 730-7072, handles voter registration for all Fulton County residents regardless of the city or unincorporated area where they reside.
You must be registered to vote in an election. You must be registered as a resident within the area in which you intend to vote.

You must be registered 29 days prior to the election date.

You will be mailed a voter registration card from Fulton County. Your precinct and polling location will be designated on the card. For more information on voter registration, contact the Fulton County Voter Registration Office (404) 730-7072.

In order to obtain an absentee ballot, a Fulton County registered voter fills out an "application for official absentee ballot" that can be obtained at City Hall, public library, or from the Secretary of State website: (www.sos.state.ga.us/elections). The application is then mailed to: Fulton County Voter Registration, Suite 4064, 141 Pryor Street, S.W., Atlanta, GA 30303, or can be faxed to Fulton County (404-730-8839). Fulton County will mail the ballot to the voter and the ballot is then mailed back to Fulton County. It has to be received by Fulton County by 7:00 pm, Election Day, November 6, 2007.

OR, the voter can go directly to North Fulton Annex at 7741 Roswell Road, fill out the application, and vote there.

You may register to vote at any of these locations:

• Fulton County Government Building
141 Pryor Street, Atlanta
• North Fulton Annex
7741 Roswell Road, Atlanta
• College Park
• Also, any public library or facility that issues driver's licenses.

Where do I vote?

Fulton County designates and manages the precinct boundaries and polling locations. To find out what precinct you are in as a voter or where you will vote, contact the Fulton County Board of Elections at (404) 730-7020.

The current polling locations for City of Milton residents are listed below. These are subject to change by Fulton County. For accuracy, please refer to your voter registration card or call Fulton County Board of Elections at 404-730-7072.

Go to: www.sos.state.ga.us/cgi-bin/locator.asp for Poll Locator

POLL LOCATIONS:

Precinct Precinct Address
ML01 Northwestern Middle School
12805 Birmingham Hwy (temporary)
ML02A Providence Baptist Church
20075 Providence Road
ML02B Providence Baptist church
20075 Providence Road
ML03 Summit Hill Elementary School
13855 Providence Road
ML04 Hopewell Middle School
13060 Cogburn Road
ML05 Cogburn Woods Elementary School
13080 Cogburn Road
ML06 Manning Oaks Elementary School
405 Cumming Street
ML07 Hopewell Baptist Church
15730 Hopewell Road
Voting By Absentee Ballot

Eligible voters have two ways to cast ballots prior to Election Day:

1. Absentee by mail

Eligible voters desiring to vote by mail may do so WITHOUT PROVIDING A
REASON OR IDENTIFICATION. However, voters who registered for the first
time in Georgia by mail and did not provide ID, the first time they vote, must present
one of 17 acceptable forms of identification including a Georgia Driver’s License,
copy of current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other
Governmental documents.

Voters may mail or fax a written request for an absentee ballot. The written request should include the name and date of the election, voter’s name and address (as registered), and date of birth. Also, include the address to where the ballot is to mailed, daytime phone number, and voter’s signature. Or, voters may call Fulton County Voter Registration at (404) 730-7020 and they will send an application for you to complete and return. The absentee ballot request should be sent to:

Fulton County Voter’s Registration
Attn: Absentee Ballot
141 Pryor Street, Suite 4064
Atlanta, GA 30303

The fax number is (404) 730-8839. Requests for ballots may be submitted now. Applications for absentee ballots are available on the County’s website, www.myfultoncountyga.com. Users should go to "Government," click on "Department A-Z," choose Registration and Elections, download and print they application.

2. Absentee in-person (absentee in-person includes advanced voting)

Voters may cast an absentee ballot in person on weekdays,
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., beginning Thursday, September 6, 2007 - Friday, November 2, 2007. Those who vote in person during this period must provide a reason for voting absentee acceptable form of identification. Examples of reasons for voting by absentee ballot include being away from the precinct on Election Day, being an election official or public servant on duty during the entire time the polls are open, having a physical disability; observing a religious holiday, or being age 75 or older.

3. Advance Voting (In Person):

Voters may cast their ballot in person during the week before
the election, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., beginning Monday, October 29 - Friday,
November 2, 2007. Those who vote in person during this period are not required to
provide a reason for voting absentee, but must provide an acceptable form of Photo
Identification.

For additional information, please call the Voter Registration Office at (404) 730-7072. Locations for voting in person during the absentee and advance voting periods are as follows:
Fulton County Govt Center North Fulton Service Center South Fulton Service Center
141 Pryor Street, SW 7741 Roswell Road 5600 Stonewall Tell Road
Suite 4064 Room 209 Room 105
Atlanta, GA Atlanta, GA College Park, GA

3 comments:

Fannie Facetious said...

I always vote for the candidate with the most signs because the candidate that has the most money and can afford the most signs is clearly the best candidate.
I don't really care about who would represent me the best or actually has Milton's best interest in mind. I base my votes on signs alone.

Anonymous said...

fannie, I am with you all the way.

Anonymous said...

And Fannie, THAT my Dear is EXACTLY how Bill Lusk won in the last election! And having Jan Jones back you isn't too shabby either.