Election 2022

Voting is the way we as citizens of the United States and its component states, counties and cities express our opinions and preferences. We are periodically asked to mark our ballots for candidates for various offices and to weigh in on proposals to change or enact laws, impose new taxes and many other kinds of questions. Voting is the cornerstone of our democratic process.

COMMENTARY

Bookman: National politics, career arcs explain why Kemp polls ahead of Abrams

BY: - September 22, 2022

I follow polls. I study polls. I look to polls for insight into how people outside my immediate circle might be thinking about things.  But no, I do not trust polls. If you trust something you put faith in it. Trust implies a readiness to make decisions based on what those polls tell you, and […]

Medicaid expansion debate revived as Kemp tosses Grady $130M lifeline

BY: - September 16, 2022

The governor has directed $130 million in federal aid toward expanding Atlanta’s Grady Hospital as it scrambles to absorb more patients once Wellstar Atlanta Medical Center shuts its doors on Nov. 1. Wellstar’s stunning announcement last month that it would close the Atlanta campus, which is a Level 1 trauma center with 460 beds, created […]

Kemp glosses over Georgia’s restrictive abortion law at gathering for anti-abortion advocates

BY: - September 15, 2022

This story was updated at 8:45 a.m. Friday.  Gov. Brian Kemp stuck mostly to his campaign script Thursday morning as he gave a speech to the Family Research Council’s 2022 Pray Vote Stand for Life Summit in Atlanta that was long on his past accomplishments but short on the abortion policies he would pursue if […]

On Democracy Day, newsrooms draw attention to a crisis in the U.S. system of government

BY: - September 15, 2022

A recent poll found that 69 percent of both Democrats and Republicans think democracy in the United States is in danger of collapse. Almost two years after Donald Trump falsely claimed that voter fraud cost him the election and inspired a web of supporters and “big lie” candidates to also believe the election was rigged, a majority […]

The variety of voter groups has grown in Georgia, reflecting an increasingly diverse electorate

BY: - September 15, 2022

Voting advocacy groups in Georgia are working to mobilize a disengaged and diverse group of voters for the upcoming midterm elections that will determine not just leadership of the state government but could also once again decide control in Congress.  The reshaping of voter-mobilization organizations in recent years has led to the creation of groups […]

COMMENTARY

John Cole’s Georgia: Away with words

BY: - September 14, 2022

Education spending gets election-year attention as Kemp unveils plan to combat learning loss

BY: - September 13, 2022

If he’s re-elected this November, Gov. Brian Kemp said he’ll push for a state budget with $65 million dedicated to fighting pandemic learning loss, hiring new guidance counselors and recruiting teachers. In a Monday speech outlining his top education priorities for next year’s legislative session, Kemp said he will aim to increase the number of […]

Democrats feel pressure to ‘save the republic’ in campaigns to run state election systems

BY: - September 12, 2022

Adrian Fontes is tired of responding to the outrageous claims of Mark Finchem, a Trump-backed Republican election denier with ties to QAnon. Fontes faces Finchem on the ballot this year for Arizona secretary of state. Finchem has said that if elected the state’s chief election official, he would ban early voting, move away from electronic […]

Nikki Haley stumps for Kemp, Walker in first of many big-name visits

BY: - September 9, 2022

Former South Carolina governor and U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley came to Georgia Friday to stump for Republican Gov. Brian Kemp and GOP Senate hopeful Herschel Walker in separate metro Atlanta campaign stops. The visit from the potential 2024 presidential contender is likely a sign of things to come as big names in national politics test […]

Biden slams ‘extreme MAGA Republicans’ as Democrats launch drive to midterm election

BY: - September 8, 2022

President Joe Biden in a Thursday night speech to a crowd of party faithful promoted legislation passed by the Democratic Congress and attacked supporters of former President Donald Trump for defending rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. “Extreme MAGA Republicans just don’t threaten our personal, economic rights. They embrace political violence,” […]

Herschel Walker campaigns against ‘pronouns’ and ‘wokeness’ in NW Ga. bus tour

BY: - September 7, 2022

EMERSON, Ga. – A bus with Herschel Walker’s face on it pulled into an Emerson sports complex Wednesday, and out of it stepped Herschel Walker himself, making the first stop in a tour promoting his candidacy for the United States Senate. Walker, a University of Georgia football legend turned mixed martial arts fighter and rightwing […]

Candidates, mostly Republican, skip debates, bar press during midterm campaigns

BY: - September 6, 2022

WASHINGTON — With two months left of the 2022 campaign season, a majority of Republican candidates are continuing to skirt away from not only talking to local and national media outlets about their policy issues, but their own constituents, leaving voters with little information on their policy positions. “If we are to hold our elected […]

Election 2022

Voting is the way we as citizens of the United States and its component states, counties and cities express our opinions and preferences. We are periodically asked to mark our ballots for candidates for various offices and to weigh in on proposals to change or enact laws, impose new taxes and many other kinds of questions. Voting is the cornerstone of our democratic process.

Deadlines

October 11

General election and potential runoffs registration deadline

October 17

Early voting begins for November general election.

October 28

Last day to submit absentee ballot application for general election.

November 8

General Election Day

Voter Guide

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