Saturday, November 10, 2012
The controversial ballot measure passed on Tuesday with 58.5 percent of Georgia voters supporting the constitutional amendment giving the state final authority on approving charter schools, some of which could be operated privately.
Georgia voters gave the state more authority over charter schools this past week in supporting Amendment 1 on Election Day. In Fulton County, there were 244,714 votes cast for and 127,281 votes cast against the amendment. Fill in your precinct code or name to see how your Midtown precinct voted. After several days delay, Fulton County's final, certified election results were updated on the Fulton county website on Saturday and are attached with this story. Before the election, opponents filed a lawsuit to prevent the amendment from taking effect, arguing that the ballot language misled voters about the proposal's intentions. Come join the rest of the Midtown Patch fans on Facebook! It's Patch and Facebook together. Doesn't get much better…
Friday, November 9, 2012
President Barack Obama won Fulton County by nearly 115,000 votes Tuesday, which was somewhat smaller than his margin of victory over John McCain in 2008. See how your precinct voted.
According to unofficial results the Fulton County Board of Registration and Elections, President Barack Obama garnered 63.93 percent of the vote from county residents in Tuesday’s election. Mitt Romney had 34.63 percent of the 391,829 votes cast in the county. Several Midtown voters, like others in Fulton County, were forced to cast provisional ballots because their names were somehow missing from the county's registration rolls on Election Day. According to an 11Alive news report, the Georgia Secretary of State's office plans to investigate the Fulton Elections Board following numerous voter complaints on Tuesday. Fulton County polling sites faced a slew of problems: outdated voter registration rolls, broken machines and even power …
Friday, August 3, 2012
The transportation sales tax failed in Fulton County by 51%-49%, which means a lot of people in the county voted yes. Enter your precinct code below to find out out how your neighborhood voted.
Friday, August 3, 2012
Don't know your precinct code? You can look it up in a flash at the Georgia Secretary of State's website. The transportation sales tax failed in Fulton County by 51%-49%, which means a lot of people in the county voted yes. But a lot of people didn't vote overall as only 21.2 percent of registered voters in Fulton County cast ballots. That's 115,062 voters of 542,683 who are registered. The final outcomes for the election primaries in Fulton County are included in this article. Enter your precinct code above to find out out how your neighborhood voted. For a recap of Tuesday's coverage of the TSPLOST vote, visit our blog and join the ongoing debate about the issue.