Voter registration deadline end of the day on Monday

LAWRENCEVILLE - July's primary election will be about more than deciding on the party nominees for local and state offices.

Voters will also have the chance to sound off on issues from transit to revitalization, but only if they register by the end of the day Monday.

While voters do not have to decide until Election Day which party's ballot to cast, the July 15 primary has some of the key contests for county chairman and two commission seats as well as several legislator posts and even the U.S. Senate.

Voters will also consider a referendum to allow the use of tax allocation districts to fund revitalization, an idea that failed in 2006 but was passed in many cities in 2007. Both Republicans and Democrats have chosen other issues for their ballots, including questions on the war in Iraq, immigration and a proposed extension of MARTA into Gwinnett.

For information about registration or to download an application, visit www.sos.ga.gov/

elections/ElectionCenter08.htm. Qualified citizens can also contact the local voter registration office or visit their local library for information.