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Mon Oct 15, 2012, 07:58 PM

Georgia early voting has begun! (today through Nov. 2nd)

Thousands of Georgia voters line up for early voting

Thousands of voters lined up at polling locations Monday in metro Atlanta, marking the start of early voting in Georgia.

Some of the longest waits were reported in Cobb County, where one early-voting site opened at the county’s main elections office in Marietta. Waits of nearly two hours were reported over the lunch hour there. Elsewhere, sites in Clayton, Fulton and Gwinnett counties saw a steady stream of voters.

In DeKalb County, which opened three early-voting sites Monday, more than 2,700 voters had cast ballots by early afternoon with no reported problems, Elections Director Maxine Daniels said.

Four years ago, during the last presidential election, more than 2 million Georgia voters — or 53 percent of all those who voted — cast ballots before Election Day, either in person or by mail. Officials said the heavy early turnout in 2008 prevented longer lines at the polls on Election Day.

This year, according to a poll conducted last week for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, nearly 40 percent of likely Georgia voters said they plan to cast a ballot during early voting, compared with 54 percent who plan to wait until Election Day.
- Atlanta Journal-Constitution
- More at above link



More info:

http://www.gpb.org/news/2012/10/15/georgia-early-voting-begins

http://www.rockthevote.com/election-center/state/georgia.html

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Mon Oct 15, 2012, 08:09 PM

1. A Write In Vs Paul Broun (US House of Represenatives GA- 10)

I live in Athens and I this guy is running as a write in vs. Paul Broun. Just an FYI

http://jonlester.tv/congress/jonlestercongress.pdf

Not a whole lot of info other than this blurb on his FB

"Oglethorpe County resident Jon Lester is a longtime Athens, Georgia area multimedia artist and record label proprietor, also with extensive experience as a thrift store retailer and land surveyor, among other reinventions and pursuits, and familiar to some as a persistent thorn in the side of the Augusta Chronicle editorial staff. Having never married or bought a house as of age 42, his debts also never exceed a low four figures. This is his first attempt at directly engaging the electoral process.

This candidacy is committed to the causes of subsidized contraception for low-income Americans, preserving and expanding Medicare and Social Security, containment of American militarism, ending foreign aid to any and all theocratic and ethnocentric regimes, sustainable agriculture, a sensible energy policy, a level playing field for both Wall Street and Main Street, and SCIENCE!"

Might be better than my initial thought to write in Charles Darwin.

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Response to bench scientist (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 03:21 AM

2. I'll vote for write in!

It boggles the mind that one can live in Athens, GA AND be represented by Paul Broun, Jr. in congress.

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