A host of local races also are on the Nov. 6 ballot, and Georgia residents have through the close of business Tuesday to be sure they’re on the rolls.
Registration may be done online or at a number of government offices, including Department of Driver Services locations, although state and federal offices are closed Monday for Columbus Day. Floyd County offices are open, and Elections Clerk Vanessa Waddell said it’s better to sign up locally, anyway.
“Since we’re so close to the deadline, I recommend they come here and do it,” she said.
That goes for voters who have moved or changed their names and need to update their records. The Floyd County Elections Office is in the basement of the County Administration Building, 12 E. Fourth Ave.
Elections Clerk Donna Braden said mailed-in forms will be accepted as long they are postmarked by Oct. 9.
For more information check the Georgia secretary of state website at mvp.sos.state.ga.us or call the Floyd County Elections Office at 706-291-5123.
Most Floyd County races are down to a single candidate following the July 31 primaries. The following seats are contested in the Nov. 6 general election:
U.S. Congress, District 14
(Covers Floyd, Chattooga, Polk, Gordon, Walker, Dade, Catoosa, Whitfield, Murray, Haralson and Paulding counties)
Democrat: Daniel “Danny” Grant
Republican: Tom Graves (I)
State House, District 12
(Covers all of Chattooga and the western half of Floyd County)
Democrat: Barbara Massey Reece (I)
Republican: Eddie Lumsden
Floyd County Clerk of Court
Democrat: Barbara Penson (I)
Republican: Mark McAllister
Floyd County Sheriff
Democrat: Tim Burkhalter (I)
Republican: Cary Cooper
Floyd County Commission Post 2
Democrat: Gary D. Harrell
Republican: Garry E. Fricks (I)
Floyd County Commission Post 3
Democrat: Richard C. Garrett
Republican: Irwin Bagwell (I)
Floyd County School Board District 2
(Model and Johnson communities)
Democrat: Everett Ballard
Republican: David Cox (I)