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Update: One Vote Deciding the Future of Watkinsville

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72S0gOn0Exc] One vote is separating two Watkinsville candidates for a seat in the City Council. Grady Newsource Reporter Molly Swindall says at least four more ballots are coming in from overseas military personnel which Pat Haize who runs the Oconee County Board of Elections says these ballots will likely decide THIS RACE. But there…

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…

A Selfie May Cost You A Vote Or Jail Time

Early Voting is in full swing at the Athens-Clarke County Board of Elections, but cell phone use, on the other hand, is not. Georgia Code 21-2-413, Section (e), says taking video or pictures is illegal in “the polling place”. In the 25 years Cora Wright, Assistant Director of Board of Elections in Athens-Clarke County, has…

Early Voting Lines Continue in Athens

As of 10:15 Thursday morning, the wait time in line at the Athens Board of Elections was about 20 minutes – but the line keeps growing as the morning goes on. Some of the people in line watched the Wednesday Presidential debate, but most of them already had their minds made up to vote early.…

October 19- a special day for some voters

Athens Resident Jobeth Allen is voting early today for one simple reason… today’s date. The 19th Amendment granted women the right to vote and the number 19 symbolizes a special day for a few early voters– Jobeth and her sister. Follow Grady Newsource on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for updates on this story. By: Nylah…

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,…