Cascade Election Guide
The candidates and issues that will be affecting Cascade, Cascade Heights, the Historic West End, Camp Creek, Sandtown, Ben Hill, and Fulton County.
Tuesday's Election Day is quickly approaching. Here's what you need to know locally:
Secondly, get to know the ballot. If you have time, look at the attached photo of a sample ballot in Fulton County. This will give you a clear idea of what to expect when you go to the voting booth.
The presidential election features the Democratic incumbent, President Barack Obama, against the GOP nominee, Gov. Mitt Romney. Gov. Gary Johnson of the Libertarian Party is the only other candidate currently on the Georgia ballot.
In the Georgia House District 58 race, Democratic incumbent Simone Bell will face Republican Earl Cooper. House District 58 stretches from the Virginia Highlands all the way to Fort McPherson and includes some of Midtown.
Voters will also decide if the state can override local school boards' decisions on rejection of charter schools. The measure, House Resolution 1162, would mean amending the state's current constitution.
The ballot will also allow voters to indicate support or opposition for stopping unlimited gifts from lobbyists to state legislators.
Georgians will also be able to vote on two tax-related issues: adoption of an income tax credit for home energy costs and a reduction of sales taxes on products made in Georgia to help small businesses.
On Election Day the polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
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