2016 Election 2016 Election Day Athens-Clarke County News Northeast Georgia Top Stories 

Early Voting Impacts Election Day Lines

Athens, GA– When Brittany Tippins drove to Clarke Central High School this morning to vote, she was expecting long lines and a very long wait time to cast her ballot. Those expectations were dashed after ten minutes when she walked out of the school’s gym with an “I Voted” sticker on her shirt. “To my surprise, there was really not too many people out here. And that’s kind of a good thing, because I did not want to wait in a long line. But voting was very easy,” Tippins said. The…

Read More
Top Stories 

Record Long Lines for Early Voting

Many Athens voters are coming out to the polls early to vote in the 2016 Election. Some have always done it, some just want it to be over already. Most of the people in line today are anticipating higher-than-usual turnout on November 8th, but several of them were surprised to see how many other people came today to beat the election day crowd. “I didn’t realize there would be this many people today,” said Ruth Anne Handcock, in line with her husband, John. They were determined to wait out the…

Read More
Top Stories 

More Indecision for Georgia Voters Than Usual

Apparently many Georgia voters still don’t know who to vote for. This has been a trend for the last 10 years according to Dr. Audrey Haynes, an Associate Professor in Political Science at the University of Georgia. She says that voter indecisiveness is at its peak when voters have more options. When the candidate lineup is unstable, the decision about who to vote for is more difficult. The more decisions the voter has to make, the more indecisive they become. This election cycle started with 16 Republican candidates and 3 Democratic candidates,…

Read More

Children Vote

If children could vote, Obama would be president for the next four years. You may have heard students around the nation are voting. But how much does this vote really count? The Educational Publishing Company Studies Weekly is hosting it’s third presidential election for students. They say if students “vote” every four years as part of their education they will be more likely to vote as adults. Studies weekly held a nation wide election in both 2004 and 2008 and both times students accurately predicted the next president The Athens…

Read More

The First Lady Effect

With the presidential election right around the corner, all ears will be on the presidential candidates, and all eyes…will be on their wives. Just what impact do the presidential candidates’ wives have on voters? Grady NewSource reporter Mamie Shepherd takes a closer look.

Read More

Do Debates Matter?

50 million people are expected to watch tonight’s Presidential Debate between President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney. That makes the 2012 Presidential Debate the single most watched event of the campaign. Grady NewSource reporter Ryan Williams takes a closer look at how debates impact voting – and specifically how the debate impacts Georgia Voters.

Read More