Posts filed under "campaign coverage"

Dear Decaturish – I still do not know what became of my absentee ballot

Posted by Decaturish.com November 7, 2018

We accept letters to the editor. Letters to the editor are opinions of the authors of the letter, not Decaturish.com. Everyone has an equal opportunity to submit a letter to the editor. So if you read something here and don’t like it, don’t jump on our case. Write a letter of your own. All letters must […]

On election night in Decatur, voters shared their stories while waiting for the results

Posted by Decaturish.com November 7, 2018

By Sara Amis, contributor  Voters at election watch parties around Decatur said they had vastly different experiences on Election Day, Nov. 6. Kirkwood and First Christian Church on West Ponce had long lines, while voters in East Lake and Belvedere Park got in and out quickly. Janet McNichol tried to vote early and left because […]

Voters report problems at the polls on Election Day

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 6, 2018

Decaturish has received numerous tips about potential problems at the polls today, Nov. 6. The midterm elections are expected to generate a high turnout and millions already have voted early. People going to the polls today have reported long lines, fewer voting machines than previous years and, in at least one instance, a voter said […]

Tuesday, Nov. 6, is Election Day. Here’s what you need to know

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 5, 2018

The big day has finally arrived and if you aren’t one of the 2 million Georgia voters who have already cast your ballot in the midterm elections, Tuesday, Nov. 6, is your last chance to vote. If you’re planning on heading to the polls tomorrow (you should plan on it), here’s what you need to […]

Local experts offer advice on dealing with election anxiety

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 5, 2018

If you are on edge about the Nov. 6 midterm elections, join the club. No matter what side of the political spectrum you fall on, waiting to hear the outcome of tomorrow’s vote can be stressful. This election can be particularly stressful for Democratic voters. As a recent Politico article notes, these voters are still […]

Friday, Nov. 2, is the last day to early vote

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 2, 2018

If you haven’t voted in the Nov. 6 elections and you want to vote before Election Day, this is your last chance. Early voting ends today, Friday, Nov. 2. The county’s early voting locations and dates are as follows: Voter Registration & Elections Office, 4380 Memorial Drive, Suite 300 Decatur, Ga. 30032:  Monday – Friday, […]

Dear Decaturish – 8th graders at Renfroe Middle School ask, ‘What if we could vote?’

Posted by Decaturish.com November 2, 2018

We accept letters to the editor. Letters to the editor are opinions of the authors of the letter, not Decaturish.com. Everyone has an equal opportunity to submit a letter to the editor. So if you read something here and don’t like it, don’t jump on our case. Write a letter of your own. All letters must […]

Editorial: WSB-TV just got played by Brian Kemp

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 1, 2018

On Halloween, I thought my eyes were playing a trick on me. There was a flurry of stories shared on social media about Republican gubernatorial candidate and Secretary of State Brian Kemp deciding to pull out of a previously scheduled debate with Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams and Ted Metz, the race’s token libertarian who thinks […]

Democrats file complaint with Secretary of State’s Office over absentee ballots in DeKalb

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 26, 2018

The state Democratic Party has filed a complaint with the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office after alleging that 4,700 voters in DeKalb County requested absentee ballots but didn’t receive them. The Secretary of State’s Office confirmed the complaint was received and was under review. Sara Ghazal, Voter Protection Director with Democratic Party of Georgia, made […]

State Democratic Party says thousands in DeKalb didn’t receive absentee ballots, county disagrees

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 25, 2018

The state Democratic Party says that 4,700 voters in DeKalb County requested absentee ballots but didn’t receive them. The county says it only received 48 of these requests. The reason for the discrepancy is not clear. On Common Ground News first broke the story, citing figures provided by Rebecca DeHart, executive director for the state Democratic […]

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