Election News
Early voting begins Monday in Douglas for presidential primary, ESPLOST
Douglas County voters can cast ballots before election day beginning Monday for Georgia’s Presidential Preference Primary and a county referendum for continuation of the current education special p...
February 05, 2016 11:58 AM | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Presidential candidates from both parties get Douglas County support
Some Douglas County residents and public officials recently weighed in on the candidates they feel are ideally suited for the office of president. Georgia will be among 14 states March 1 whose resi...
February 01, 2016 05:52 PM | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Feb. 1 last day to register for Douglas primary, referendum
Monday, Feb. 1, will be the last day for Douglas County residents to register and be eligible to vote in Georgia’s Presidential Preference Primary and the county ESPLOST referendum, according to th...
January 25, 2016 12:04 PM | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Report: former employee to blame for release of Georgia voter data
A report released Monday by Secretary of State Brian Kemp faults a single employee for the release of all Georgia registered voters' personal information. The 30-page report is the fullest accounti...
December 15, 2015 07:17 AM | 0 0 comments | 93 93 recommendations | email to a friend
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New Douglasville councilman encourages residents to be informed
Richard Segal has taken a direct interest in the actions of those who run Douglasville’s government for almost a decade. Now, he will be among those he observed. Segal was elected Nov. 3 to the War...
December 04, 2015 05:31 PM | 0 0 comments | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
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Robinson ousts Persons from Douglasville mayor's seat
Former city councilwoman Rochelle Robinson easily ousted incumbent Harvey Persons from the mayor's seat in a runoff election today. Robinson garnered 62 percent of the vote to defeat Persons, who r...
December 01, 2015 09:50 PM | 0 0 comments | 135 135 recommendations | email to a friend
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Persons faces Robinson in runoff election for Douglasville mayor Tuesday
Incumbent Harvey Persons and former city councilwoman Rochelle Robinson will face each other Tuesday in the runoff election for the Douglasville mayor’s seat. Voting Tuesday will be at all seven ci...
November 30, 2015 03:59 PM | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglasville voters choose next mayor in Dec. 1 runoff election
This year’s rematch between incumbent Harvey Persons and Rochelle Robinson for the Douglasville mayor’s seat is set for Dec. 1. Early voting by absentee ballot in the election is available through ...
November 19, 2015 06:03 PM | 0 0 comments | 133 133 recommendations | email to a friend
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Persons, Robinson prepare for Dec. 1 runoff for Douglasville mayor
The two candidates in the runoff for Douglasville mayor say they will work to get their messages out and encourage supporters to return to the polls a second time on Dec. 1. Rochelle Robinson won 4...
November 06, 2015 04:49 PM | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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Segal, Watts win Douglasville council, Robinson, Persons in mayor runoff
Rochelle Robinson and incumbent Harvey Persons will replay their 2011 runoff election for mayor following Tuesday's election. Meanwhile, the city council will have two new members in 2016 with the ...
November 03, 2015 09:25 PM | 0 0 comments | 88 88 recommendations | email to a friend
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Robinson takes early lead in Douglasville mayor's race
Rochelle Robinson took an early lead in the three-person Douglasville mayoral election today. However, it was not enough of a lead to avoid a runoff in her race against incumbent Harvey Persons and...
November 03, 2015 08:22 PM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglasville voters go to polls Tuesday
Early voting numbers are higher this year compared to the last mayor’s election in 2011 in Douglasville, an election official said. County election supervisor Laurie Fulton said more than 600 had v...
October 30, 2015 12:19 PM | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglasville mayor, city council hopefuls talk issues
If comments last week were any indication, residents will see Douglasville’s leadership focused on improving public safety and cooperation between its various communities in 2016. The Junior League...
October 27, 2015 09:45 PM | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local jobs, city cooperation among Douglasville council Ward 4 issues
Longtime Douglas County educator Chris Watts is challenging incumbent Councilman Carl Pope for the Ward 4 seat on Douglasville City Council. Pope, a longtime city resident, was elected in 2011 to t...
October 26, 2015 11:45 AM | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
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Three Douglas precincts split vote for Republican DA, Democrat governor candidates
Three precincts apparently provided Republican Brian Fortner the edge he needed to defeat Democrat Elizabeth Racine in last week’s district attorney election in Douglas County, according to vote to...
November 12, 2014 10:38 AM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alexander turns back challenge to win second term in Georgia House
District 66 State Rep. Kim Alexander said she and her supporters felt positive "the entire time" about her chances for re-election to a second term in the Georgia House that she won Tuesday. Alexan...
November 04, 2014 11:43 PM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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