Sample Ballots: Get Ready for Tuesday's Primary

Get a refresher on the candidates and issues on the ballot Tuesday. These ballots allow you to see the exact wording of the transportation sales tax question and other issues.

Here are the official sample ballots for Cobb County voters.

To generate a personalized sample ballot and check on your polling place, go to the My Voter page of the state Board of Elections and enter your name, county and birthday. (This will only work if you are currently registered to vote.)

All three Board of Commissioners races have only one party represented, while there is a lone Democrat-Republican battle in four Board of Education contests. In all likelihood, the races with single parties will be decided by the primaries, and with only one person to check in November, the general election ballot becomes a formality for those posts.

Also, the regionally significant and hotly debated TSPLOST, which would raise sales taxes for 10 years by 1 percent for metro Atlanta transportation projects, will finally be decided on by voters.

There’s also the little-discussed in unincorporated Cobb, which, if the last vote of nearly 70 percent in favor is an indicator, will probably pass in its second go-round.

The race for commission chairman features four Republicans—, , and —and no Democrats.

For District 4 (Southwest Cobb), voters will see their only chance to cast their ballots for a Democrat commissioner—but now no Republicans. are Lisa Cupid, the facilitator of the Austell Community Taskforce Partnership and a law and public administration student; community volunteer Monica DeLancy; Ruth Negron, who served as an assistant to former District 4 Commissioner Annette Kesting; Michael Rhett, a retired member of the U.S. Air Force; real estate broker Connie Taylor; and incumbent and real estate broker Woody Thompson.

Post 3 (South Cobb) features no GOP contenders and : Bobby Allen, an adjunct business professor at Shorter University and an instructional coach with Atlanta Public Schools; realtor Karyn Harrison; and incumbent David Morgan.

The following South Cobb polling locations are not available on July 31:

Former Voting Location New Voting Location Russell Elementary School C. Freeman Poole Senior Center Luke Garrett Middle School Cooper Middle School


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