Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Voting on non-binding questions allows voters the opportunity to express their opinion on the questions.
Early voting has started. With all the times available to vote, there is no excuse not to vote. On the ballot in the Republican Primary, there are five questions. Last week’s column dealt with two of the questions and my reasons for voting the way I have on those issues. Today, we take a look at questions three and four as they appear on the ballot. Question three is: “Should active duty military personnel who are under the age of 21 be allowed to obtain a license to carry a concealed weapon?” Our military volunteers are the most highly trained fighting force on the planet. As these men and women volunteer to serve our country, they are trained in every aspect of the use of weapons. For these people to return to their homes in the nation …
Monday, July 9, 2012
Gwinnett voters will also be able to vote at satellite offices July 23-27.
Monday, July 9, 2012
Gwinnett County voters can begin casting their ballots in person for the July 31 primary election on Monday, July 9. From July 9-27, registered voters may visit the Gwinnett Elections Office at 455 Grayson Highway in Lawrenceville, Mondays-Fridays from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. for advance voting. Saturday voting will be available on July 21. From July 23-27, voters may visit one of the county's four satellite locations to cast a ballot. Satellite voting is available from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.: For more information about voter registration and advance voting, please visit the elections webpage. Sample ballots are available on the Secretary of State's My Voter Page (MVP) .
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
The best way to have good government is for voters to vote from an informed position.
It is time to begin paying attention to the election. The deadline to register to vote, if you are not already registered, is July 2. Early voting begins on July 9. The Primary Election is on July 31. For the voter who will not be able to take advantage of any of the above dates and is already registered to vote, there is the opportunity to vote an absentee ballot. There is no reason why anyone should miss this election, unless there is a major illness or other personal disaster keeping the voter from the polls. Some people might accuse me of beating a dead horse. I want to go on record as doing everything I can possibly do to alert, arouse, and otherwise prod voters to vote. To sit out an election because your candidate did not make the …