Super Tuesday Voting Open Thread

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It’s Super Tuesday in Georgia so here’s your open thread!!

Are there lines at the polls?  Any issues at the precincts?  etc, etc…

If you don’t know where you need to vote, you can access the State’s voter webpage to pull up the address of your assigned precinct.  Happy voting Decatur!

Decatur Election Results – Bond Passes Easily, Candidate Results

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Welp, after all the weeks of contentious conversations and prognosticating, many of the Decatur races and votes didn’t end up being all that close.

With 5 of 7 precincts in Decatur in, the CSD GO Bond looks like it will pass quite easily.  It currently has support from 78% of the electorate.

Tony Powers also has a sizable lead for the At-Large Commissioner seat, with 86% of the vote.

On the southside, Brian Smith has 85% of the vote for the open District 2 commission seat, while Tasha White has 66% of the vote for the open southside school board seat.

The closest race of the night is the northside Commission seat between incumbent Scott Drake and Eric Tumperi.  With two northside precincts yet to report, Drake holds a 55% lead to Tumperi’s 39%.  The unofficial results from one of the two yet-to-report precincts shows Drake with a lead, but we’ve heard the final northside precinct may show a lead for Tumperi, so we won’t call that one just yet.

UPDATE: The latest updated results show only a 128 vote lead for Scott Drake. Though it looks like all precincts have now reported.

UPDATE II: Drake holds the 128 advantage for the victory.

UPDATED: Decatur Election Results Coming In Now

UPDATE II: Updated results.  Also I went and pulled the unofficial results from First Christian Church precinct.  You can see those figures in the comments section!

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UPDATE: I’ve also posted some unofficial results from the Winnona precinct in the comments below…

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Though the website still says no precincts reporting, if you look click “Contest Detail” in the upper right corner, a good number of results are beginning to come in from all the different Decatur precincts for all the various races.  Here’s an overall look from 8:28pm.  Check it out for yourself HERE.

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Election Day Open Thread!

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It’s Election Day, and you know what that means…open thread on a Tuesday!!

Are there lines at the polls?  Any issues at the precincts?  Any last minute concerns about the ballot? etc, etc…

If you don’t know where you need to vote, you can access the State’s voter webpage to pull up the address of your assigned precinct.  Happy voting Decatur!

First Decatur City Commission Candidate Forum Next Monday at 6:30p

decatur libraryFrom the Downtown Decatur Neighbors website

Decatur Candidate Forum
6:30PM – October 12, 2015
Decatur Public Library

Please join the Downtown Decatur Neighbors as we host a forum for Decatur City Commission candidates. You will have the opportunity to meet Commission candidates, hear their vision for Decatur, and ask them questions. While open to all Decatur residents, the forum will have an emphasis on issues impacting Downtown Decatur, including development, transportation, and parkland. Citywide issues such as the school bond and annexation also are likely to be discussed.

Photo courtesy of DeKalb Public Library website

The Final List Candidates for Decatur’s November Election

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Here’s the final list of Decatur residents who have qualified for the November election, with candidates who have qualified since yesterday highlighted in yellow.

All these races combined with the school system’s bond vote should make for a very interesting election season!

Planning Commission Chair Tony Powers Running For Decatur City Commission

tonypowersDecaturish is reporting this morning that Planning Commission Chair and co-owner of Intown Ace Hardware, Tony Powers, is running for the At-Large City Commission seat being vacated by Mayor Jim Baskett.

Former City Commissioner John Ridley has also announced his candidacy for the At-Large seat, which is the only citywide seat on the commission.

It looks like the qualifying period for this year’s election will be August 31st thru September 4th.

Photo courtesy of South Fork Conservancy website