Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Don't forget to vote! Find your poll location and ballot summary in Hinesville, Ga.
Do you know where to go to vote on Election Day 2012? If not, you can use the handy Google Voter Info embed above to find the location of your designated polling place. Simply enter the address where you're registered to vote. This tool's data has been updated to reflect changes that may have been caused by Hurricane Sandy. Subscribe to the Fort Stewart Patch newsletter and get news, Patch deals and breaking news alerts delivered straight to your inbox. Follow Fort Stewart Patch on Twitter and Facebook. Add your photos to Pics & Clips.
Georgia law requires voters to show ID when voting in person.
Tuesday is election day! Here are some things to remember as you head to the polls: Looking for your polling place? Contact the Liberty County Elections Office, located at 204 Memorial Drive, at 912-876-3310. Georgia law requires voters to show ID when voting in person. The following IDs are acceptable, according to the Georgia Secretary of State's website:
Monday, November 5, 2012
Check out the list below to find your polling place in Liberty County.
Tuesday is Election Day. Do you know your polling place? How about acceptable forms of ID for in-person voting? Check out the info below to help you get a heads-up on Election Day! Not sure which polling place you should go to? Contact the Liberty County Elections Office, located at 204 Memorial Drive, at 912-876-3310. Georgia law requires voters to show ID when voting in person. The following IDs are acceptable, according to the Georgia Secretary of State's website:
Friday, November 2, 2012
Tuesday's ballot includes a Georgia constitutional amendment to re-establish a state commission to approve charter schools. Your job is to decide if that's a good idea.
There aren't a lot of statewide issues on the ballot Nov. 6, but one has the potential to affect school districts, parents and children throughout Georgia. It's Amendment 1, and the ballot will say it "Provides for improving student achievement and parental involvement through more public charter school options." The question voters will answer yes or no to is, "Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended to allow state or local approval of public charter schools upon the request of local communities?" So what does a yes vote mean? If the amendment passes, the state will create a commission that can approve charter schools in local communities, even if local school boards oppose them. Supporters of the amendment believe this is necessary …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Mitt Romney suggested during primary debate that he’d reduce FEMA role, give money to states.
Superstorm Sandy is being fought on many fronts, especially via FEMA. But the Federal Emergency Management Agency could face major cuts under a Mitt Romney administration, according to critics who cite an answer he gave during a CNN debate with other Republicans. Romney said the disaster relief role should go back to the states and, “even better,” to the private sector, citing the need to cut the federal deficit. Is FEMA worth saving, or should states or private companies handle disasters? Subscribe to the Fort Stewart Patch newsletter and get news, Patch deals and breaking news alerts delivered straight to your inbox. Follow Fort Stewart Patch on Twitter and Facebook. Add your photos to Pics & Clips.
Monday, October 29, 2012
Thanks to the Electoral College, every presidential election comes down to the candidates' performance in a handful of states. Should that system be abolished in favor of direct election by popular vote?
As Election Day draws nearer, many polls show President Barack Obama and former Gov. Mitt Romney running neck-and-neck nationally -- but a decided, if slight, advantage for Obama in the electoral vote. Each state gets a certain number of electoral votes, based upon its population. In order to win the presidency, either Obama or Romney must win at least 270 of the 538 total electoral votes. The system has the effect of making your vote count a lot more in "swing states" -- states where the majority could conceiveably vote for either candidate -- than in other, more politically predictable states. It is a virtual certainty, for instance, that Georgia will vote for Mitt Romney, so an individual Georgian's vote for Barack Obama doesn't mean a …
ISideWith.com tries to match your views with those of the candidates.
Monday, October 29, 2012
If an online political quiz is accurate, more Georgians align with the viewpoints of Libertarian Gary Johnson than other candidates in the presidential election. According to a quiz on ISideWith.com, 52 percent of its participants from Georgia as of Sept. 17 have views that match those of Johnson; 48 percent matched President Barrack Obama and 44 percent matched Republican Mitt Romney. More than 3.1 million people nationwide have participated, according to the website, which pitches the quiz as a way for voters to find their candidate for the November election. The quiz, which takes a few minutes to complete, asks participants questions about health care, the economy, immigration, social issues, foreign and domestic policy, science and the…
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Know when to vote -- and what form of ID is needed in Georgia?
Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 6. Looking for your polling place? Contact the Liberty County Elections Office, located at 204 Memorial Drive, at 912-876-3310. Georgia law requires voters to show ID when voting in person. The following IDs are acceptable, according to the Georgia Secretary of State's website:
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Not surprisingly, Republican respondents said Mitt Romney won and Democrats said Barack Obama won. But Democratic respondents were much stronger in their opinion.
Your view of Monday night’s presidential debate on foreign policy may come down to who you already supported for president. A Patch flash poll of influential Republicans and Democrats in Georgia found that opinions on who won generally fell along party lines: Republicans thought Gov. Mitt Romney was the winner and Democrats thought President Barack Obama prevailed. It was a strong contrast to the first time the candidates faced off on Oct. 3, when the consensus of both parties was that Obama looked bored or annoyed and that Romney succeeded in presenting himself as presidential. Republican respondents said they felt Romney won the final debate, with 26.7 percent saying it was “by a wide margin” and 40 percent “by a slim margin.” Another …
Monday night was the final face-off for Barack Obama and Mitt Romney before the election. Who do you think won? And do you think it will affect the election?