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Brisk start to early voting in Gwinnett

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Early voting began at a brisk pace in Gwinnett on Monday.

The beginning of the balloting period brought about 200 people to Gwinnett's voter registration offices, said Elections Director Lynn Ledford.

That is a big number for the first day, Ledford said, but she noted that a 2012 law change means that people can begin voting in person 21 days before the July 31 primary instead of the 45 days in previous years.

At this point in the previous cycle, she said, 200 voters would not seem like a lot.

For the next three weeks, registered voters can cast ballots for any reason during normal business hours at the county office, located on Grayson Highway. Voters must show a photo ID.

Applications for absentee ballots are also available at gwinnettcounty.com.

In addition to party ballots for slots ranging from county commissioner to congressman, this summer's election includes non-partisan races for judge and a referendum to decide on a proposed 1-percent regional transportation sales tax.

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rco1847 1 year, 9 months ago

Many folks are still mad about the Briscoe Field fiasco, the 3 board members resigned-in-disgrace, a lack of openess, criminal behavior and lies about why they finally changed their minds and decided to listen to the people as they should have from the begining.

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rco1847 1 year, 9 months ago

Be sure to vote NO on T-Splost. With the recent history of our BOC we don't want these elected officials having control of any of that money I don't care what they say. They shoved the E-pass down our throats and now we shove NO SPLOST down their throats..

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CD 1 year, 9 months ago

Keep in mind that Gwinnett is absolutely set for a tax increase next year. Part of the reasoning in keeping the millage rate the same for this year was so that no extra fuel was added to fire against T-Splost. The Gluttonous Heathens are gnashing their teeth in anticipation of T-Splost and a millage rate increase next year--their freezers have spare capacity for some taxpayer cash.

I have heard nothing about spending cuts and I don't anticipate that I will.

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