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Precincts changed yet again for May 2014 Special Election and Primary

Where can you vote on Tuesday May 20th, Election Day for the Special Election for Lowndes County Commission District 5, for the Lowndes County Board of Education, for the elections for judges, and for the primaries for the Georgia statehouse, statewide offices, and U.S. Congress? Yes, precincts have changed yet again, but you can find your polling place in My Voter Page by the Georgia Secretary of State. Or you can zoom and pan on the VALOR GIS Election Boundary Map.

Whichever way you find your polling place, it’s time to get out and vote. If we don’t, why should Atlanta pay any attention to us poor rural stepchildren?

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Hahira Polling Place

The Hahira Historical Society’s parking lot was full at 6:30, with people parking in front of the building to vote. I found some last-minute campaigners, as well.

Election Polling Place: Hahira Historical Society Full parking lot in Hahira

The two sign wavers were the mother of Sandra K. Guest for State Court Judge and John Page, running for Lowndes County Commission District 5 (west). In the video you can hear Page say he hopes to be in a runoff. The election results so far look like it may indeed be Jody Hall and John Page in a runoff.

Movie: Mother of Sandra Guest for State Court Judge, Hahira, 2012-07-31 (18M) Movie: Working for every vote --John Page for LCC District 5, Hahira, 2012-07-31 (32M)

Pictures and videos by John S. Quarterman for Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange (LAKE), Hahira, Lowndes County, Georgia, 31 July 2012.


Pine Grove Polling Place

The big parking lot was mostly full, and every voting booth was in use when I voted at 6PM at Pine Grove.

Pine Grove

Pine Grove
Pictures by John S. Quarterman for Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange (LAKE), Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia, 31 July 2012.

No Campaigning:

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Candidate lists: vote today

Today’s the primary election: remember to vote!

I just posted videos of the two Democratic candidates for Lowndes County Commission District 4 (east side), Demarcus Marshall and Allen Lane. You may wonder, where are my videos of the two Republican candidates? Well, they weren’t at that baseball reunion, so I didn’t video them. Marshall and Lane I think were the only the two there who are in a contested primary race.

Update: And Chris Gay for Coroner.

Update 2: At another recent event, Doyle Kelly (incumbent) and Bob Dewar (challenger) spoke about why they are running for Tax Assessor Post 1.

I did video all the other candidates who were there, and I will post those videos later. A while back I went to a Lowndes County Republican Party (LCRP) meeting and volunteered to video the speakers, but was told that can’t happen there. I guess they’re shy.

Here once again is a list of All candidates for offices inside Lowndes County, Georgia in 2012. And here’s a post about candidates for the Public Service Commission and the legislature. Here’s how to find out who’s on your ballot and where to vote. Don’t forget the T-SPLOST referendum is on the same ballot today.

County Commission District 5 (west side of Lowndes County) has four Republicans running and no Democrats:

County Commission Super District 5

Bill Tucker (R)

2427 Westwood Dr., Valdosta, GA 31602
229-242-1900 (h)

Jody T. Hall (R)

7288 Hall-Webb Rd., Hahira, GA 31632
229-794-1425 (h), 229-563-1762 (w)

Adam Rassatt (R)

4470 Plantation Crest Rd., Valdosta, GA 31602
229-834-7465 (h), 229-247-4301 (w)

John P. Page (R)

P.O. Box 32, Hahira, GA 31632
229-834-3939 (h), 229-249-9797 (w)

I did see my neighbor Jody Hall at Valdosta Farm Days and took a video of him there.



Gov. Deal freezes state gas tax

Why is the governor freezing an 8/10 cent gas tax just before voters are expected to decide on a 1 cent transportation tax? Why do we need T-SPLOST when we could use that gas tax instead?

According to the Governor’s own press release:

Friday, June 8, 2012

Gov. Nathan Deal announced today that he will stop an increase in the motor fuel tax scheduled to go into effect on July 1. Using the formula established in state law, the Department of Revenue determined that average gas prices over the past six months call for the motor fuel tax to rise to 12.9 cents per gallon from 12.1 cents per gallon.

With that 0.8 cent gas tax, why would we need the 1 cent T-SPLOST sales tax? That 0.8 cent gas tax would have gone into effect just before the 31 July 2012 primary election, when voters till vote on the T-SPLOST referendum. T-SPLOST, which is a one cent sales tax. And a gasoline tax is paid by people who actually use the roads, not by every pedestrian who buys food.

The governor’s PR also said:

“We’re seeing a slow and steady rebound in Georgia’s economy, with our unemployment rate going down and state revenues heading up, but Georgians are still paying gas prices that are high by historical standards,” Deal said in a statement. “The state should not add to that burden at this juncture.”

But we should increase everyone’s food prices with a T-SPLOST tax? How does that make sense?

The governor’s PR also says:

The governor of Georgia has the power to suspend collection of a tax, but the action requires ratification from the General Assembly.

Oh, but this freeze only lasts until January, and the General Assembly doesn’t meet until then. How convenient!


Polling Places, Lowndes County, Georgia

There’s an election going on, with the primary this Tuesday, July 20th. Here’s a google map of Lowndes County Polling Places:

View Lowndes County Polling Places in a larger map

To find out where you should go vote, go to the Georgia Secretary of State My Voter Page. It will be one of these places: Continue reading