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 12-1 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 statement. “…
Friday, November 9, 2012
A precinct-by-precinct breakdown of the presidential election, compared to other county, statewide and national results.
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 other 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—310,…
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Alison Bartlett, a Democrat, was handily defeated by former teacher and school administrator Randy Wheeler in a GOP-friendly district in West Cobb.
In a clear victory Tuesday, political newcomer and Powder Springs resident Brad Wheeler will take over as the West Cobb representative on the Cobb 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, at 50, is wrapping up her first four-year term. 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 forward,” said Bartlett, a Marietta …
The sheriff’s race was one of only a few contested races in Cobb County.
Cobb County Sheriff Neil Warren was winning another term late Tuesday night, seemingly beating Democrat Gregory Gilstrap. Warren, a Republican, led by almost 60 percent with partial 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, especially in East Cobb. Also on Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Tom Price was re-elected to represent Georgia's 6th District in Congress. The Roswell Republican, whose district includes East Cobb, defeated Democrat Jeff Kazanow with roughly 63 percent of the vote. Warren was sworn-in as interim sheriff in December 2003, following the previous sheriff’s resignation. He was …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
If you're unsure of your polling station, it's easy to find out where to cast your ballot today.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Today is Election Day, and some voters may not know where to cast their ballots. The first step is to check the precinct information on your voter registration card. If you don't have your card, you can find this information online. Visit the Georgia Secretary of State's office by clicking the My Voter Page link. You can check your voter registration status and other information, and type in your name, county and birthdate to confirm your precinct. Once you do this, you will see the name, location and address of your precinct, and a map and driving directions to your polling place. There also is a link to a sample ballot and a list of qualified candidates who will appear on it. All 153 precincts in Cobb will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. …
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Everything you need to know to prepare to vote on Tuesday.
The early voting is over, absentee ballots should be turned in and the final polls have been taken. All that's left to determine 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. In Georgia, it's also state law to provide photographic identity in order to vote. According to Cobb Elections, 20 percent of the county's nearly 400,000 registered voters have already cast ballots. In addition to the presidential race involving Democratic incumbent Barack Obama, Republican challenger Mitt Romney and Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson, East Cobb voters also will be voting in the 6th District Congressional race. …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
The wait at the East Cobb Government Center has ranged from 60 to 90 minutes during this week.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
The wait at the East Cobb Government Center has been as long as 90 minutes today.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
If you want to vote early this week in East Cobb, be prepared to wait for a while. And don't forget to bundle up. Even though mid-day temperatures Wednesday were approaching 60 degrees, those standing in the line at the East Cobb Government Center on Lowell Roswell Road were wearing winter jackets, caps and comfortable shoes. The windy weather forecast is expected to remain the same the rest of the week, so if you're planning on casting your ballot there, patience is required. The parking lot at the East Cobb Government Center is generally full, and some voters were parking across the street at Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church. The Cobb Elections office estimates the wait time in East Cobb between 60 and 90 minutes, according to updates …
Monday, October 29, 2012
The East Cobb Government Center is one of several satellite locations open all this week.
Early voting begins today in East Cobb and several satellite polling stations throughout the county and continues all this week. The East Cobb Government Service Center will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The center is located at 4400 Lower Roswell Road. In Northeast Cobb, Noonday Baptist Church, 4121 Canton Road will serve as an early voting location, also from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The other early voting satellite locations in Cobb are open the same days and hours as East Cobb and Noonday this week: The main Cobb Elections office, located at 736 Whitlock Avenue in Marietta, also will be open for early voting this week, but the hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. All voters must bring a …
Monday, October 15, 2012
Early ballots can be cast at the Cobb Elections office in Marietta through Oct. 24.
If you can't wait until Nov. 6 to cast your ballot, your wait is over. Early voting begins on Monday in Cobb and elsewhere in Georgia, with a presidential election and various state and local races to be decided. The main Cobb Elections office, located at 736 Whitlock Avenue in Marietta, is the only place to vote early through Oct. 24. That location also will hold early voting through the end of the early voting period on Nov. 2. The main office is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Cobb Civic Center, 548 South Marietta Parkway, will hold early voting on Thursday and Friday, Oct. 25-26, from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. each day. On Saturday, Oct. 27, early voting will take place at the Cobb Elections office and the Cobb Civic Center from 9 a.m. to …