Here are LAKE videos of
the candidates running in the November general election at
“Meet the Candidates”
by the Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce September 27th 2016.
It seemed less attended than usual, but that may have been due to the larger venue
of Mathis Auditorium dwarfing the audience.
Each got a few minutes to say something, and nobody took questions.
There were tables with information before they spoke.
“Come meet and hear from the candidates running in the November general election,”
says the Chamber, and this is usually the best-attended candidate forum.
This is not a debate. Each candidate gets a few minutes to say something, and nobody takes questions.
However, they also have tables with information and you can usually catch them before or after.
When: 5-7PM Tuesday September 27th 2016
Where: Mathis City Auditorium
2300 North Ashley Street
Valdosta, GA 31602
After seeing reports of Democrats being required to vote provisionally
in three different polling places (Clyattville, Hahira, and Trinity Baptist Church), I called Lowndes County Elections Supervisor Deb Cox at 229-671-2850.
She said the problem was in creating the cards for voting, not in the actual voting machines.
A separate machine called an Express Poll creates the cards.
She said it was in the program on the Express Poll machines, which was uploaded improperly. The result was that some people couldn’t get cards.
Meanwhile, people could still vote using provisional ballots.
She says it’s been fixed, and nobody has reported any problems since early this morning.
This is the same thing she told Valdosta Today.
When I told her people had also been reporting that they got a card and found that they were marked as Republican when they asked for a Democratic ballot.
Deb Cox said nobody has reported that to her.
She asks for anybody who sees that or any other voting problems to please
call her office,
If you have any difficulties, ask for a provisional ballot and call that number. Continue reading →
County government and local issues: change orders, sole-source contracts, suing local companies, meetings with little notice, going back on their own resolutions, can’t see what they are voting on, and what are their ordinances?
If you want to help, we have a little list of tasks you can do.
And two County Commission seats and the Chair are up for election this year,
plus county school board, sheriff, and a bunch of other offices.
The VSU Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, 100 Black Men of Valdosta, and the Valdosta-Lowndes Metro Section of the National Council of Negro Women held a candidate forum at Mathis City Auditorum on October 6th 2015: here are LAKE videos.
the Valdosta Daily Times provided some background:
“Each candidate will be given three minutes to describe themselves,
their platform and why they’re seeking their position,” [Valdosta City Council member Alvin] Payton said.
“We will then allow two minutes for each candidate to answer a
minimum of two questions from the floor. Some questions can be
answered quicker than others. After those two minutes, each
candidate will be given two minutes to wrap up their position.”
The forum will only involve candidates running for Valdosta City
Council and the position of Valdosta mayor.
Below are links to the LAKE video each candidate forum section, followed by a video playlist. Continue reading →
Here are videos of the candidate forum at Serenity Church last Sunday.
Anyone can use these videos provided they attribute Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange.
There’s another candidate forum tonight at VSU.
Every Valdosta City Council seat up for election is contested,
a couple of Valdosta School Board seats, one Hahira City Council seat,
and five people are running for four Lake Park City Council seats.
Although this is a nonpartisan election, all candidates are invited
tonight at the Lowndes County Democratic Party (LCDP)
monthly meeting, 6PM Monday 14 September 2015, at Mama June’s Home Cookin’,
3286 Inner Perimeter Rd.,
Around 20 of them will speak, so here’s your first opportunity
to hear directly from most of the candidates.
Here’s the list of candidates who qualified for this election,
according to the Lowndes County Board of Elections,
formatted the way they sent it. Continue reading →