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Monday, October 20, 2014

Guest Post from Kate Carter

Hi Married With Two Boys readers!

My name is Kate. I’m a teacher, journalist, and, just like Sojourner, a mother of two boys. My husband is Jason Carter, candidate for Governor here in Georgia. This Monday, with my boys by my side, I cast my ballot for Jason on the first day of early voting. 


                                    
As a mom, it’s important to me that my boys get a good education. And as a teacher, I’m concerned about the size of our classes, teacher retention, and the ability of my students to attend and afford college once they graduate.

This year I’ve traveled throughout the state talking with parents and teachers and they share the same concerns with me. You better believe that I’ve shared these concerns with Jason over my six years of teaching and I know he’s heard them over and over again while on the campaign trail.

The chance to make my voice heard in an election never gets old, and voting for Jason for Governor was particularly gratifying. He is courageous, incredibly smart and respected on both sides of the aisle down at the state Capitol where he serves as a State Senator.

Jason has a vision of Georgia at its very best—not competing for last in education and unemployment.

I hope you’ll make some time to read about Jason’s vision for a better future for our state. And I hope you’ll visit the polls before they close on Election Day to make your voice heard. It’s a great opportunity to teach your kids about democracy and the power of the vote.

Thanks to Sojourner for letting me guest post today! I’d love to hear your thoughts — keep in touch on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

Kate

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Fulton County Early Voting Hours & Locations

EARLY VOTING LOCATIONS 
Monday, October 13 - Friday, October 31 - Weekdays 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturdays October 18 & 25 - 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sundays October 19 & 26 - Noon - 5 p.m.
  • Johns Creek Environmental Campus - 8100 Holcomb Bridge Road, Alpharetta, GA 30022
  • Chastain Park Gymnasium - 140 West Wieuca Road, NW, Atlanta, GA 30342
  • Ocee Library - 5090 Abbott Bridge Road, Johns Creek, GA 30005                          
  • North Fulton Service Center - Room 232, 7741 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs, GA 30328
  • South Fulton Service Center- 5600 Stonewall Tell Road, Room 108, College Park, GA 30349
  • Adamsville Recreation Center - 3201 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., SW., Atlanta, GA 30311
  • Fulton County Government Center -130 Peachtree Street, Suite 2186, Atlanta, GA 30303
EXPANDED EARLY VOTING LOCATIONS
Monday, October 20 - Friday, October 31 - Weekdays 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday, October 25 - 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, October 26 - Noon - 5 p.m.
  • College Park Historical Building - 3675 Auditorium Way, College Park, GA 30337
  • Northeast/Spruill Oaks Library - 9560 Spruill Road, Johns Creek, GA 30022
  • Roswell Library - 115 Norcross St, Roswell, GA 30075
  • The Milton Center - 86 School Drive, Alpharetta, GA 30004
  • Sandy Springs Library - 395 Mount Vernon Hwy NE, Sandy Springs, GA 30328
  • Northside Library - 3295 Northside Parkway NW, Atlanta, GA 30327
  • Washington Park Library - 1116 Martin Luther King, Jr., Dr., Atlanta, GA 30314
  • Welcome All Recreation Center - 4255 Will Lee Road, College Park, Georgia 30349
  • East Point Library - 2757 Main Street, East Point, GA 30344
  • Fairburn Library - 60 Valley View Drive, Fairburn, GA 30213
  • Southwest Arts Center - 915 New Hope Road, Atlanta, GA 30331
  • Georgia Hills Neighborhood Facility - 250 Georgia Avenue, SE, Atlanta, GA 30312
 
For more information regarding Fulton County Registration and Elections, call 404-612-7020 or visit www.fultonelections.com.

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Saturday, October 11, 2014

Chairman John H. Eaves, County Departments to Listen to Citizen Concerns

WHOJohn H. Eaves, Ph.D., Chairman, Fulton County Board of Commissioners

WHAT: Fulton County Board of Commissioners Chairman John H. Eaves is convening several community forums to discuss county services with constituents and determine the best possible way to provide them more efficiently and proactively.  Residents will get a chance to talk to county department heads about what their areas of responsibility do well and what can be done better. 

 
WHEN: Tuesday, October 14, 2014 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.


WHERE: Wolf Creek Public Library, 3100 Enon Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30331

Speakers will include:

Patrick O'Connor, Acting County Manager
Chief Cassandra Jones, Fulton County Police Department
Chief Larry Few, Fulton County Fire Rescue Department
Randy Beck, Director, Environment and Community Development
David Fitzgibbon, Chief Appraiser, Board of Assessors
Anne Haimes, Interim Director, Atlanta-Fulton Public Library
Dr. Patrice Harris, Director, Fulton County Health and Wellness Department
Kun Suwanarpa, Interim Director of Fulton County Department of Water Resources
Tae Earl-Jackson, Interim Director, Department of Arts & Culture, Fulton County Arts and Culture
Melinda Pruitt, Child & Youth Director, Human Services
Yolanda Lewis, Fulton County Court Administrator, Superior Court Administrator
Sharon Whitmore, Assistant Director Finance, Fulton County Finance Department
Omotayo Alli, Chief Administrative Officer, Juvenile Court
Sarah Hilton, Division Manager, Office of Aging
Morgan Ellington, Planner, Senior, Environment and Community Development

For more information on this event, contact Darryl Carver, Director of External Affairs for Fulton County Commission Chairman John H. Eaves at (404) 612-8238 or (678) 613-2396.  Chairman Eaves' office can also be reached via social media on Twitter @JohnEaves and Facebook /JohnHEaves. 


Friday, October 10, 2014

Georgia Voters Challenged to Vote Early and #PostThePeach


The #PostThePeach Challenge, initiated by a coalition of county election officials, civic engagement organizations and individual voters, asks voters across Georgia to cast their ballots during early voting for the November 2014 General and Special Election.  

After casting their ballots, Georgia voters are challenged to post photos of themselves wearing their state-issued "I am Georgia Voter" peach sticker and to challenge others to #PostThePeach on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.   

 
Voters and organizations throughout Georgia are invited to participate in the nonpartisan #PostThePeach Challenge to engage voters and encourage participation in early voting. Current partners include:
  • Registration & Elections officials from Carroll County, DeKalb County, Fulton County,
    Hall County and others
  • Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials
  • Georgia Coalition for the People's Agenda
  • League of Women Voters of Georgia
  • Pro Georgia
Early voting across Georgia begins on Monday, October 13. Early voting saves time and is more convenient for voters with busy, modern lifestyles. But even more important, it allows for time for a voter to correct any unforeseen problem that may occur at the polls.

Georgia voters will have three weeks to vote early, with some weekend voting hours available in all counties. In total, across the state, Georgia voters will have access to 261 early voting locations, a combined total of 28,262 weekday hours and 1,779 weekend hours for early voting, spanning across a minimum of 16 voting days, and as many as 19 voting days. In addition, voters can cast their ballots by mail and on Election Day.  

To find their polling location and the early voting hours and locations in their county, voters can log on to the Georgia My Voter Page at http://www.mvp.sos.ga.gov/.


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