Taking a look at signature requirements to gain ballot access as an independent

Georgia requires independent candidates to obtain signatures from five percent of registered voters in any particular district to qualify for their name to appear on the ballot. This can translate to thousands of voters and significant legwork for an interested candidate to qualify. If one has ever considered running for the Georgia General Assembly, but... Continue Reading →

Commissioner Johnny Wilson holds re-election kickoff

County Chair June Wood addresses the audience standing beside Johnny Wilson and his wife Donna (staff photo) On an evening surrounded by family and friends, county commissioner Johnny Wilson announced his campaign for re-election in 2020. Commissioner Wilson represents district I in southern Henry County. Commissioner Wilson was first elected in 2016 after retiring as... Continue Reading →

No change in McDonough council

McDonough voters decided this week that they appear satisfied with their current council members. The three incumbents held their seats in this year’s city council election. McDonough is unique as the only city in Henry County that utilizes council districts. All city residents were eligible to participate in the at-large election, but parts of the... Continue Reading →

Three-thousand voters cast their ballots during first two weeks of voting

Early voting for the November 2019 election is in its third and final week. Ballot questions include the SPLOST V referendum and city council elections. Below are voter tallies following the first two weeks of early voting. Thank you to the Henry County elections office for providing these totals. ElectionAdvance Voting In PersonAbsentee BallotsTotalHenry County2.8051342,939Hampton30069369Locust... Continue Reading →

Early voting enters third and final week

Early voting for the November 2019 election is in its third and final week. Polls are open 7 am to 7 pm this week, October 28 through November 1, at five (5) locations throughout the county: Henry County Elections office, McDonoughMunicipal Court building, StockbridgeFairview Recreation CenterFortson Library, HamptonLocust Grove Library Voters may visit any of... Continue Reading →

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