Tuesday decision day for votersTuesday is decision day for Coweta County voters. After months of hearing talk about T-SPLOST and seeing candidates’ signs seemingly all over the county, it’s time for voters to make their choices.
Tuesday is primary election day in Coweta and throughout Georgia. All polling places in the county will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. All registered voters are eligible to vote. Just remember, you will need to show a photo ID at your polling place.
This is primary election day for both the Democratic and Republican parties. When you go into the polling place you will have to choose between a Republican ballot, a Democratic ballot or a non-partisan ballot.
There are a limited number of contested local races on the Coweta ballots. The Superior Court judgeship race between Emory Palmer and Kevin McMurry is a non-partisan race. It will be on all ballots.
On the Republican ballots are three other local contested races: The U.S. House race between Lynn Westmoreland, Chip Flanegan and Kent Kingsley; the state House District 71 race between Darryl Marmon and Robert Stokely and the county surveyor race between Christopher Robertson and Jason Turner.
There also are two contested statewide Public Service Commission races on Republican ballots.
There are other issues on the ballots, including the regional T-SPLOST. Voters will decide if they will increase sales taxes one penny on a dollar with the proceeds earmarked for a long list to transportation projects during the next 10 years.
Also, on local ballots will be questions about alcohol sales, including:
— Should unincorporated Coweta County allow Sunday sales of packaged malt beverages and wine?
— Should unincorporated Coweta County allow Sunday alcohol sales by the drink?
— Grantville voters will decide on allowing Sunday alcohol sales by the drink and Sunday sales of packaged malt beverages, wine and distilled spirits.
In Moreland, voters will be asked if they want to extend the terms of mayor and council members to four years.
This is an important election. We encourage registered voters to go to the polls and be heard in this election.
For voters convenience, sample ballots are printed inside the Closeup section in today’s newspaper.