Sample ballot can help voters prepare before going to polls

The long 2010 election campaign in Georgia is beginning to wind down. General Election Day is Nov. 2. That's less than four weeks away. On that day all polling places in Coweta County will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. to allow voters to cast ballots. In the meantime, advance voting continues in the Voter Registrar's Office at the Coweta County Administration Building in Newnan weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Each election we get requests to print a sample ballot in advance of the election. Inside today's edition we are offering our readers a sample ballot for the General Election. We encourage readers to review the ballot and familiarize themselves with the races and the amendments before going to the polls. This will save you time when you get to the voting machine. In fact you may want to clip and save the ballot and look it over again right before going to cast your ballot. While there are a limited number of contested local races in Coweta, there is a long list of statewide races. Perusing the sample ballot can help you become more familiar with lesser known state races and the statewide constitutional amendments and statewide referendum question.
Here is a list of the contested races on the Coweta ballot: * U.S. Senate * Governor * Lieutenant governor * Secretary of state * Attorney general * Commissioner of agriculture * Commissioner of insurance * State school superintendent * Commissioner of Labor * Public service commissioner * U.S. Congress, Third District * Justice, Georgia Supreme Court * Judge, Georgia Court of Appeals * Coweta school board, at large district * Coweta school board, district one * Grantville mayor * Grantville council, post 2 * Haralson referendum question on terms for mayor and council. * Five statewide constitutional amendments * One statewide referendum question Also the ballot will list the uncontested local races. Look for the sample ballot on pages 10 and 11 to get more information on each of these races.


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