Thursday, March 7, 2013
The Cobb Taxpayers Association is organizing Sunday's event at the Marietta Square.
Opponents of the 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. “It is also…
Thursday, November 8, 2012
A precinct breakdown of the Northeast Cobb vote, compared with metro Atlanta, Georgia and the rest of the nation.
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
And Republican newcomer Randy Scamihorn, a retired military officer turned educator, will take over in Northwest Cobb for Lynnda Eagle, who didn’t seek reelection after her first term.
In a clear victory Tuesday, political newcomer and 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, 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 …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
The Republican easily won a full term to represent District 46 in Northeast Cobb.
State Rep. John Carson easily won re-election to the Georgia House of Representatives on Tuesday in the only contested legislative race in the East Cobb area in the general election. Carson, a Republican, easily defeated Democrat Kevin "Big Kev" Westphal for a full term representing District 46, which covers most of Northeast Cobb and portions of southern Cherokee. Unofficial results from the Georgia Secretary of State's office showed that Carson received 18,719 votes, or 73.4 percent, to 6,785 votes for Westphal, or 26.6 percent. Westphal was the only Democratic candidate to qualify for any state or local race in heavily Republican Northeast Cobb. Carson was first elected in a 2011 special election to succeed the late Rep. Bobby Franklin…
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. 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 Northeast 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 first elected as the …
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 be not know where they need to go 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 handy, or you're still not sure, you can confirm 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 …
Sunday, November 4, 2012
All you need to know to get ready 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 between Democratic incumbent Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney, Northeast Cobb voters also will be voting in the 6th District Congressional race. Republican incumbent Tom Price of …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Polling stations at Noonday Baptist Church and the East Cobb Government Center are reporting lines between 90 minutes and two hours.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
If you want to vote early this week in Northeast Cobb, be prepared to wait for a while. And don't forget to bundle up. Even though mid-day temperatures have been approaching 60 degrees, early voters are advised to prepare for windy weather and to be patient. The Cobb Elections office estimated on Wednesday that wait times at Noonday Baptist Church on Canton Road were as long as two hours. Check for the latest wait times before you go; they are updated for each satellite voting location four times daily. Other locations were reporting similar waiting times, including the East Cobb Government Center (90 minutes) and the Northstar Church in Kennesaw (two hours). All of the satellite locations in Cobb are open from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. …
Monday, October 29, 2012
Noonday Baptist Church is one of several satellite locations open all this week.
Early voting begins today in Northeast Cobb and several satellite polling stations throughout the county and continues all this week. Noonday Baptist Church, 4121 Canton Road, will serve as an early voting location from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The East Cobb Government Service Center also will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The center is at 4400 Lower Roswell Road. 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 photo I.D. or other proof …
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 …