Smyrna-Vinings Election Guide

Everything you need to know to prepare to vote on Tuesday.

Election Day is here! It is time to determine the next president of the United States and a handful of state and local offices in Tuesday's general election.

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at all precincts in Cobb County. In Georgia, it's also state law to provide photographic identity in order to vote.

See the attached PDFs for a sample ballot, and a precinct-by-precinct breakdown of 2008 election turnout in Cobb.

If you are unsure of your precinct, check your voter registration card, visit "My Voter Page" on the Georgia Secretary of State website, or use this Google voter tool.

According to the Cobb County Board of Elections, 20 percent of the county's nearly 400,000 registered voters have already cast ballots.

In addition to the presidential race involving Democratic incumbent Barack Obama, Republican challenger Mitt Romney and Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson, Smyrna-Vinings voters also will be voting in two contested state races—District 6 Senate race, where Democrat incumbent Doug Stoner faces Republican newcomer Hunter Hill, and District 41 House race between Republican Phil Daniell and Democrat Michael Smith for the right to represent a district that covers an area between Smyrna and Marietta.

State House representatives Stacey Evans (D-Smyrna) of District 42 and Rich Golick (R-Smyrna) of District 40 were unopposed, as was Cobb County District 2 commissioner Bob Ott.

Two Georgia Public Service Commission seats are on the ballot, as is the controversial Charter School Amendment to the state Constitution.

Republican Cobb Commission chairman Tim Lee was re-elected after winning a runoff against Bill Byrne. 


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