Georgia voters who did not participate in the June 9 Primary Elections still have time to register for the upcoming runoffs. Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger sent a memo to all county elections officials and county registrars earlier this week announcing the updated registration deadline of July 13 for the August 11 primary runoff elections.read more
“Citizens are demanding change and the voters of Fulton County are no exception,” says Patrick Labat, who is challenging incumbent Sheriff Ted Jackson in the Democratic Party’s sheriff’s runoff election on August 11. Political observers believe Jackson is in trouble with Labat getting enough votes in the June 9 primary to force a runoff— a primary which also featured another anti-Jackson candidate who came in third place).read more
Small business leaders across Georgia recently joined with a number of community leaders throughout the state in sending a letter calling on Governor Brian Kemp and other state policymakers to preserve access to business-critical digital tools and resources during the COVID-19 pandemic and the long recovery period that lies ahead.read more
Raphael Bostic was appointed the President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta in 2017. The Harvard and Stanford educated economist was the first black and first openly gay man to be chosen as a Federal Reserve bank president.read more
State Senators overwhelmingly agree that the work of the Georgia Commission on Freight & Logistics needs to continue. In one of their first votes in their return to the State Capitol Monday for the resumption of the 2020 Legislative Session, Senators unanimously approved HR 935 which extends the work of the commission through December 31, 2020.read more
It’s back to work today for Georgia lawmakers as they return to the Capitol to resume the 2020 Legislative Session. But officials agree that the final 11 days will be anything but normal.read more
It came a little later than usual this year but Tuesday was the first of the biannual events where the entire state – and country – watches with dismay at the Fulton County Elections Office process.read more
The July 5th broadcast features panelists’ opinions about how Georgians & Gov. Brian Kemp are coping with the coronavirus while the state is partially reopening, and what could happen next if there are more cases, hospitalizations and deaths.read more
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While storms of national civil unrest rage onward, two Georgia lawyers have lately penned opinion columns that offer views on the justice system. Both are pertinent to current and future conceptions of reform.
We are in unusual times. The country is in the midst of a global pandemic causing public health concerns arguably not seen since the 1918 Spanish Flu. These concerns necessitated considerable election administration adjustments to the June 2020 primary, including absentee ballot applications being sent to every voter, polling locations being consolidated, and many poll workers not working on election day. Georgia also adopted a new electronic voting system that was rolled out for the first time on a large scale in the June 2020 primary.
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