The "Rock the E-SPLOST" rally will take place from noon to 1 p.m. at the Marietta Square.
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The Cobb Taxpayers Association is organizing Sunday's event at the Marietta Square.
Opponents of the upcoming Cobb Education SPLOST IV referendum announced today they will hold a rally this weekend. The Cobb Taxpayers Association said a "Rock the E-SPLOST" rally will take place from noon to 1 p.m. Sunday at the Marietta Square. Among the speakers are former Cobb Commission Chairman Bill Byrne, who lost his bid to return to his old job in last year's elections; and Kim Euston, the former chairwoman of the Cobb Board of Education's Facilities and Technology Committee, which conducts SPLOST oversight. Also fighting the Education SPLOST extension is the Cobb-based Georgia Tea Party. “This rally represents the culmination of a tremendous grassroots effort to defeat the E-SPLOST,” CTA president Lance Lamberton said in a …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
The numbers for Republicans and Democrats compared to 2008 stayed fairly consistent.
Cobb County and Georgia overall stayed fairly consistent in party voting between the presidential elections of 2008 and 2012. Below is a breakdown of how you and your fellow Georgians voted Tuesday to give the Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, the Peach State’s 16 electoral votes in his loss to incumbent Democrat Barack Obama. Georgia 2012 (from the Huffington Post) Mitt Romney—2,070,221 (53.4%) Barack Obama—1,761,761 (45.4%) Other—45,056 (1.2%) Georgia 2008 (from the New York Times) John McCain—2,048,244 (52.2%) Barack Obama—1,843,452 (47%) Other—28,805 (.7%) Cobb County 2012 Mitt Romney—171,464 (55.49%) Barack Obama—132,526 (42.89%) Gary Johnson—4,999 (1.62%) Registered voters—415,314 Ballots cast…
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
About 60 percent of voters sided with Republican and political novice Brad Wheeler Tuesday over incumbent Democrat Alison Bartlett.
In a clear victory Tuesday, political newcomer and 20-year Powder Springs resident Brad Wheeler will take over as the West Cobb representative on the county Board of Education. “The schools are the heart of your community,” the 57-year-old Republican and retired teacher and coach told Patch by phone shortly before midnight, “and I care a lot about it.” With all 26 of the seat’s precincts reporting, roughly 60 percent of voters sided with Wheeler over incumbent Democrat Alison Bartlett, who will finish out her first four-year term until Wheeler takes over in January. Bartlett’s 40 percent equaled 15,931 votes, while Wheeler grabbed 24,145. “There are some great things that happened (while I was on the board), and I hope they keep moving …
The race was one of only a few contested races in the county.
Cobb County Republican Sheriff Neil Warren won another term late Tuesday night, beating Democratic challenger Gregory Gilstrap. Warren led by almost 60 percent with all 153 precincts reporting. That's the same percentage that Warren beat Gilstrap in 2008. The sheriff’s race was one of only a few contested races in Cobb County. Many elections were decided in the primary. Warren was sworn-in as interim sheriff in December 2003, following the previous sheriff’s resignation, and was elected as the county’s 42nd sheriff in November 2004. Tasks assigned to the sheriff's office include courthouse security, county jail operations and execution of criminal warrants. In 2011, Warren said deputies served more than 24,000 criminal warrants, 45,000-…
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Residents cast their ballots for various local, state and federal elections on Tuesday.
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With partial totals in from all the county's 153 precincts, the Republican newcomer has the clear majority of the vote against incumbent Alison Bartlett.
Election Results Republican Brad Wheeler—21,318 (61.44%) Democrat Alison Bartlett (incubment)—13,379 (38.56%) Results are as of 10:57 p.m. with partial totals from all of Cobb's 153 precincts. No precincts have reported full totals yet. Results are unofficial until certified by the Board of Elections. Stay with Patch for updates. Original Report There was the vote against the balanced calendar for Cobb schools, then the push to postpone the Harrison High ninth grade center. The two legislative moves by first-term school board member Alison Bartlett have been met with vocal opposition, whether it be from a majority or minority. But the Democrat, who represents Post 7, has always held firm to her decisions, once telling Patch, “I’ve always …
Monday, November 5, 2012
The months of campaigning, debating and advertising in local, state and national races comes down to one day—Tuesday, Nov. 6.
The early voting is over, absentee ballots should be turned in, and the final polls have been taken. All that's left in determining the next president of the United States and a handful of state and local offices is Tuesday's general election. In Cobb, the polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at all precincts. Voters must bring photo ID under state law to participate. According to Cobb Elections, about a quarter of the county's nearly 400,000 registered voters cast ballots in early voting. In addition to the presidential race involving Democratic incumbent Barack Obama, Republican challenger Mitt Romney and Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson, northern West Cobb voters will be deciding between Republican incumbent Phil Gingrey and …
Friday, November 2, 2012
In this year’s 15 early voting days, 83,800 cast ballots in person, 19,500 by mail, and 500 by e-ballot out of 415,300.
Out of the 400,000-plus active registered voters in Cobb, more than 20 percent went to voting booths before Election Day, while an additional 4.8 percent cast their ballots by mail or online. That makes for a combined early turnout of roughly 25 percent. During early voting in the 2008 election, a much higher percentage voted—but they had more than double the time to do it. Then, in the 31 days of early and 45 days of mail-in voting, 152,400 (38.4 percent) of the 397,000 registered voters filled in their ballots. In this year’s 15 early voting days, 83,800 cast ballots in person, 19,500 by mail, and 500 by e-ballot out of the 415,300 active registered voters. Tallies from Friday, the last day of early voting, aren’t included because they …
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Less than two weeks remain to become eligible to vote in the November election.
Election Day is about six weeks away and the deadline to register to vote is Oct. 9. Tuesday was National Voter Registration Day. If you’re unsure if you're registered, visit the Georgia Secretary of State website. Check with the Cobb Elections site for more information about voting precincts and local elections details. In 2008, six million Americans didn't vote because they missed a registration deadline or didn't know how to register. The attached PDF files include information about voting if you've changed your address, as well as a Cobb sample ballot for the Nov. 6 general election. Another PDF file details the dates, times and locations for advanced voting in Cobb, which starts on Oct. 15 and ends on Nov. 2. Don’t miss any of the…