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.

A few glitches raise eyebrows in record-setting Georgia early voting

BY: - May 10, 2022

This story was updated May 10 at 8:10 a.m. to include voting totals through the end of May 9. Camden County voter Beth Miller received error messages several times last week when she tried to pull up a sample Democratic ballot on the Georgia Secretary of State’s official website. Many Georgians, from the coastal county […]

Georgia officials say Marjorie Taylor Greene will not be disqualified as a candidate

BY: - May 6, 2022

Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene is eligible to appear on the ballot for re-election after a judge determined she did not participate or plan the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger signed off on the judge’s opinion late Friday, making the ruling official. A group of voters pointed to video […]

Hyperlocal control on the ballot as voters decide whether to carve three cities from Cobb

BY: - May 6, 2022

The first week of early voting for the May 24th primary is nearly complete, and many residents of Cobb County are casting their ballots not just to decide who will represent them in state government and Congress, but to choose whether to create a new local government. Voters in three areas of unincorporated Cobb County […]

Georgia setting records for early voters as lawsuits challenging elections play on

BY: - May 5, 2022

A record number of Georgians are casting ballots through the first days of early voting for the midterm elections, while in the background legal challenges to the state’s voting process continue to play out in court. On Monday 27,474 people cast in-person ballots across Georgia, a primary first-day record that was followed on Tuesday with […]

Georgia election-year politics jolted by Supreme Court draft abortion opinion

BY: and - May 4, 2022

A leaked draft of the U.S. Supreme Court’s highly anticipated ruling on abortion rights suggests the nation’s highest court could soon overturn Roe v. Wade and unleash states like Georgia to severely restrict access to the procedure. The unofficial ruling, which was obtained by Politico, became public a couple months before a decision was expected, […]

Voters suing to block Marjorie Taylor Greene from ballot want ‘Marshall law’ text considered

BY: - May 3, 2022

Lawyers representing voters challenging the candidacy of Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene want to introduce new evidence they say undermines Greene’s testimony in a state hearing last month. The attorneys say a text message from Greene to White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows sent Jan. 17, 2021, in the wake of the Jan. 6 attack […]

And we’re off! Georgia’s 2022 early voting season starts with sky-high stakes

BY: - May 2, 2022

Early voting officially kicks off Monday for the 2022 midterm elections with sky-high stakes freighted with the never-ending relitigation of the 2020 presidential election. Over the next several weeks Georgians will cast ballots for the May 24 primaries that will determine the Republican and Democratic nominees for governor, U.S. Senate, congressional districts, secretary of state […]

Florida gave voting rights to people with felony convictions. Now some face charges for voting.

BY: - May 2, 2022

Florida authorities arrested a Black man while he was staying in a homeless shelter and charged him with voting illegally in a case tied to Republicans’ drive to root out election fraud. But Kelvin Bolton’s arrest raises questions about the rollout of Amendment 4, passed by Florida voters in 2018 to restore voting rights to […]

Kemp signs off on laws he says will keep ‘woke politics’ out of public schools

BY: and - April 29, 2022

Gov. Brian Kemp cemented much of his planned education policy Thursday, signing a raft of bills aimed at keeping controversial ideas out of the malleable minds of Georgia’s youngsters. At a signing ceremony in Forsyth County, Kemp touted recent investments in public education. “This session, we built on that momentum, fully funding the QBE school […]

Marjorie Taylor Greene defiant, forgetful in court challenge to reelection eligibility

BY: - April 22, 2022

Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene took the stand Friday in an at-times raucous court hearing that incorporated a history lesson on the Whiskey rebellion and a stirring speech from a president fighting off an extraterrestrial invasion. Greene was in the hot seat because a group of voters say she should not be allowed to run for […]

U.S. House panels probe election disinformation in Arizona, Florida, Ohio and Texas

BY: - April 21, 2022

WASHINGTON — The chairs of two U.S. House committees said Thursday they are asking election officials from four states to detail what they are doing to “counter lies and conspiracy theories and protect the integrity of federal elections.” California Democratic Rep. Zoe Lofgren, chair of the House Administration Committee, and New York Democratic Rep. Carolyn […]

COMMENTARY

Bookman: Kemp enjoys ‘special’ access to campaign cash flowing from donors coveting state favors

BY: - April 21, 2022

One of the running themes of the Stacey Abrams campaign has been her claim that Georgia Republicans are abusing their authority by undermining fair elections and tilting the playing field in their favor. It’s a claim that GOP officials dismiss as ungrounded. So let’s take a closer look at one potential example: Under Georgia law, […]

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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