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Where Did You Put Your Voter Sticker?

Where Did You Put Your Voter Sticker?

Did you vote? Show us where you put your voter sticker when you walk out of your poll location.

Send us a cell phone photo of your voter sticker to whereyoulive@13wmaz.com or tweet us @13wmaznews

 

Election Day Voting Locations

Election Day Voting Locations

To find out if you are registered to vote, or where to vote based on your voter's registration, go here.

You'll put in your first initial, last name, your county and your birthdate to see  your polling place location.

The voting polls are open Tuesday, November 8 from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.

Austin Scott Holds Town Meeting Wednesday

Austin Scott Holds Town Meeting Wednesday

 

Head to the Town Hall Meeting Wednesday, September 28, 4 p.m. to hear from your Congressman Austin Scott. 

Constituents of Georgia's eighth Congressional district are invited to come and hear about the latest from Washington and ask questions of their Representative in Congress.  

 

The Town Hall Meeting will be held in Aldermen Hall of the Welcome Center located at 68 North Lee Street in downtown Forsyth (exit 187, approx. 1/4 mile south, in the Historic City Hall Building.)

Now Who is My State Representative, Exactly?

Now Who is My State Representative, Exactly?

Wondering who your state representative is now since the redistricting of the Georgia House?

You can use this interactive map to find out:  Type in your address to see who your state rep. is now.

The Middle Georgia Regional Commission provided the Forsyth-Monroe Chamber of Commerce the link above.

"A successful special session under the Gold Dome"

 

--By Cecil Staton

In 2001, the Democratic Party in Georgia barely clung to power. The state, at that time, was moving ever closer toward a Republican majority. When the Democrats began the redistricting process, they knew the only way they could attempt to retain power was to gerrymander the districts in such a way that Republicans would have a difficult time getting elected to office.

Well, it didn’t work. After weeks of work during a special session – a session where secret maps were drawn and unreleased until well into the process – the new districts looked outrageous. Lawsuits followed and the process began again a couple of years later to repair the damage. Ultimately, the Democrats did not succeed in their goal and Georgia followed its path toward a Republican majority.

Sen. Cecil Staton Votes to Cut Gas Tax

 

Today, Sen. Cecil Staton (R-Macon) voted to ratify Governor Nathan Deal’s Executive Order freezing the state’s gas tax, creating a beneficial tax break for Georgia families during the state’s hard economic times.

 

“Gas prices are high enough already,” Sen. Staton said. “It simply does not make sense for the state to try to squeeze a few more cents from already cash-strapped residents. Gas prices affect everyone. Even if you never drive, you end up paying gas tax in the cost of good that must be shipped to your local store.”

 

Be Sure to Vote in the Georgia License Plate Contest

Voting reopened today for the Georgia License Plate design contest.

You can vote for one of the eight designs.

Voting ends August 8, 2011 at 3 p.m.

The winning license plate was to be announced Friday, July 15, but there was confusion surrounding the "in God we trust" label on some of the designs.