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Update: One Vote Deciding the Future of Watkinsville

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 is another race in Oconee County separated by just one vote. Find out that race tonight at 5 on Charter channel 181 or on Grady Newsource Ustream We reached out to Mark Melvin who said that one vote,…

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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…

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Some Students Can’t Go Home to Vote

With the election around the corner, many Americans who haven’t already voted early will probably try to do so tomorrow. However, some students at the University of Georgia who aren’t residents of Athens may not have a chance to head back home and cast their vote. UGA student Larsen Vaughn says he won’t be able to make it back to his hometown of Macon tomorrow to vote. “Me being able to go home on the weekends once every couple of months is slim at this point,” said Vaughn. “Going home…

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The Red and Blue Map is Broken

Everyone with eyes in the United States has seen this picture at some point in the last few months. The problem with that image is that the surface area of red way over represents the Republican support in the country. A more accurate map (based in population) would look more like this: The same is true of the state of Georgia. This county by county map makes it look like Republicans have a huge majority over Democrats in the state. A more accurate map might look something like this, with…

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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 worked the elections, she can only recall one instance that caused a problem with a cell phone. “I just remember one time, a while back, this one person picked their phone up and went to…

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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. Their presidential decisions are already made. The decisions being made this morning are on the state and local ballots. Bill and Peggy Jackson were reading over the four proposed Georgia amendments that are on the…

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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 Oliver

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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…

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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,…

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A Day In The Life: Supervisor of Elections

Athens, GA – What does it take to be the one person that makes sure the voting process is fair and accurate? Reporter Michael Foo talks with Athens-Clarke County Supervisor of Elections Gail Schrader to see how ACC will make sure each vote is counted accurately in the early voting and November 4th election.    

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