Voting in Cobb
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Polls

* Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Find your polling location online at the Georgia Secretary of State’s My Voter Page — www.sos.ga.gov/mvp

Problems?

* If voters experience any issues, they should immediately contact the poll manager on site or the Secretary of State’s Office. Voters must also bring with them a valid state or federal government–issued photo ID.

Turnout

* There are 415,314 registered voters in Cobb County.

Turnout in Cobb is already at 30 percent. Cobb Elections reports that 123,227 early and absentee ballots were cast through Friday.

Results

* Results will be posted online tonight at the Georgia Secretary of State’s website, www.sos.ga.gov. Cobb TV23 will also try to post results with the Secretary of State’s new data format, but can’t test the formatting until actual results come in.

Cobb County Board of Elections and Registration Director Janine Eveler said she hopes her office will begin posting results before 9 p.m.

“This one will take a while because there are large numbers of voters and lots more equipment for the workers to close down,” she said. Tabulating time will also depend on whether there are lines at closing time, she said.

“We’ll be done very early Wednesday morning, I hope,” Eveler told the Journal. “If all goes as planned, we’ll have the poll results and the advance in-person results before midnight. Processing the mail is very labor-intensive and that will take the longest to finish up.

Elections workers will begin opening mail ballots at 1 p.m., but under Georgia law, those workers must then be sequestered and no results can be posted before 7 p.m.

Parties

* The Cobb chapters of the two largest political parties will be hosting parties tonight, as will some individual candidates.

Cobb Republicans will be at the Hyatt Regency Suites Atlanta Northwest, 2999 Windy Hill Road in Marietta.

Cobb Democrats will be at Doubletree Hotel, 2055 South Park Place in Vinings.
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November 06, 2012
IT'S INTERVENTION DAY!

For too long we voters have been enabling candidates having dependencies.

Romney is dependent on Republican party.

Obama is dependent on Democrat party.

Each party will tell you a vote for a third party is really a vote for the "other" dependent candidate. The "other" dependent candidate may beg to differ on that.

The truly wasted vote is a vote for the "other" dependent candidate just because you're not happy with the dependent public servant whom we currently enable. That is just a vote for more of the current pendulum to keep on swinging the way it has for decades. What a waste.

ENOUGH with being robbed blind by these dependents! Independent minds do not have to align with a dependent candidate. Make up your OWN mind!

Think LONG term, past today, past the next four years, past our children and the debt they will incur due to these dependents we keep in office.

Think of our political system, and how it is so broken. We need a tie breaker, but the dependents in power won't allow it. See our ballot access laws if you think I am nuts!

If a heroin junkie lived in your house and laid down the law and told you how your house would be run, would you put up with that? Well that is precisely what has been going on with the U.S political system for decades!

Vote TODAY for a three party political system. Vote for ballot access.

A tie breaking third party is the only way out of the log jam in the toilet we absurdly call Democracy!

You HAVE to compromise and work with others when there is a tie breaker. R's and D's will tell you they will reach across the aisle, but where is the motivation to do so? If we had more than two parties, there would be plenty of motivation. With more than two parties, you have to create alliances, and to do so, you have to negotiate, compromise and work with others.

Our system is broke! Fix it with your vote TODAY!
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