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Biden Harris 2020 Yard Signs Available


Update: Sold Out

Biden Harris 2020 Signs are available in Lowndes County.
They can be delivered or you can pick up.

Be sure to include contact information (your address) in the Pay-pal purchase.

They are $11 on-line or $10 if you pay cash.
Contact Councilwoman Vivian Miller Cody to pay cash.

Qualifying for 2020 Elections – March 2-6, 2020

2020 Candidate Qualifying Notice

All qualifying for Political Party Candidates, Nonpartisan Candidates who are qualifying for the May 19, 2020 General Primary & Nonpartisan General Election, and Independent Candidates who are qualifying for the November 3, 2020 General Election, will take place at the Lowndes County Voter Registration & Elections Office located at 2808 North Oak Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31602.

Board of Elections Office
2808 North Oak Street Valdosta

Qualifying will begin Monday, March 2, 2020 and end on Friday March 6, 2020. Hours are as follows: Monday through Thursday 9:00am to 4:30pm and Friday from 9:00am until 12:00 Noon.

Candidates who wish to qualify for the May 19, 2020 Nonpartisan General Election or qualify as an Independent Candidate for the November 3, 2020 General Election will qualify with the Voter Registrations & Elections Staff.

Candidates who wish to qualify as a Political Party Candidate for a Lowndes County Office must qualify with either the Lowndes County Democratic Party or the Lowndes County Republican Party. Representatives from the political parties will be available during the designated time period to qualify their political party candidates.

Fees are paid to the organization with whom the candidate qualifies. Qualifying fees have been set by the Lowndes County Commission and are available here: https://www.lowndescounty.com/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Agenda/_01142020-332?packet=true

Commission Chairman $600.00
County Commissioner (Districts 1, 5) $450.00
Sheriff $2,424.58
Clerk of Court $2,173.02
Coroner $1,946.82
Solicitor $3,674.19
State Court Judge $3,863.70
Chief Magistrate $2,173.02
Probate Judge $2,173.02
Tax Commissioner $2,173.02

Qualifying for State level positions is done in Atlanta.
Those who wish to qualify for Federal or State offices should contact the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office at 404-656-2871 or www.sos.ga.gov

State Representative (Districts 174, 175, 176, 177)
State Senate (District 8)
U.S. Representative (Districts 1, 8)
U.S. Senate

Contact Information:
Lowndes County Voter Registrations and Elections Supervisor, Deb Cox, 229-671-2850, or dcox@lowndescounty.com
Lowndes County Democratic Party Chairperson, Gerone (Andy) Anderson, 229-560-3785 or gaeroneenterprise@yahoo.com

HD 176 Special Election and DPG delegate election: LCDP Monthly Meeting 2019-02-04

Early voting continues for the special election for Georgia statehouse District 176: GOTV!

It’s also time for the election of delegates to the Democratic Party of Georgia (DPG) for four-year terms. LCDP State Committee Members represent Lowndes County Democrats at the state level. They are elected by the Lowndes County Democratic Committee. Any Lowndes County Democrat can run. State Committee members set the policies of the Democratic Party of Georgia, and every four years they elect the state officers, which they just did last weekend.

Current delegates are Gretchen Quarterman, Dexter Sharper, and Debra Tann, all of whom just attended the state party meeting.

If you are thinking of running for office later, start coming to LCDP meetings now.

When: 7:00 PM Monday, February 4, 2019

Where: Dexter Sharper Center
2153 Bemiss Road, Valdosta, Georgia 31602-1940

What: Georgia HD 176 Special Election, and LCDP election of DPG delegates.

Event: facebook

Debra Tann of LCDP, DPG Meeting
Photo: Gretchen Quarterman, of LCDP delegate Debra Tann, at DPG meeting 2019-01-26.

You can become an LCDP member or renew today to help elect Democrats!

About the Lowndes County Democratic Party

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Early Voting, Special Election, GA Statehouse 176 2019-01-22

Early voting is open now, and two Democratic candidates are running in the Special Election for Georgia statehouse district 176 (in alphabetical order):

According to Georgia My Voter Page:

Early / Advance Voting Information
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 FEBRUARY 12, 2019 SPECIAL ELECTION
LOWNDES COUNTY ELECTIONS
01/22/2019 – 01/25/2019 08:00 AM – 05:00 PM
01/28/2019 – 02/01/2019 08:00 AM – 05:00 PM
02/04/2019 – 02/08/2019 07:00 AM – 07:00 PM
2808 N OAK ST
VALDOSTA, GA 31602

February 12, 2019 is Election Day, 7AM to 7PM, in your precinct polling place.

Here is a sample ballot:

Sample ballot, Ballot

Here is a map of District 176, which in Lowndes County includes Hahira, parts of Valdosta, Cat Creek, Barretts, Moody Air Force Base, Lakeland in Lanier County, Willachoochee and Pearson in Atkinson County, and Waycross in Ware County. Continue reading

Organizing in the new year 2019-01-07

Come help our newly elected LCDP officers organize to win elections in 2019.

If you are thinking of runnning for office later, start coming to LCDP meetings now.

When: 6PM Monday, January 7, 2019

Where: Dexter Sharper Center
2153 Bemiss Road, Valdosta, Georgia 31602-1940

What: Organize to win elections.

Event: facebook

Officers, Newly elected
L-r: William Lamb (Secretary), Ronnie Pierce (Treasurer), Gerone “Andy” Anderson (Chair), Glenn Ritchie (Qualifying), Dr. Dennis Marks (Elections), Viviann Miller-Cody (Membership)

You can become an LCDP member or renew today to help elect Democrats!

About the Lowndes County Democratic Party

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Lowndes County Democratic Party Elects New Officers

For Immediate Release.

Valdosta, December 14, 2018 — The Lowndes County Democratic Party elected officers for 2018-2020 during its last meeting on December 3, 2018. Mr. Gerone “Andy” Anderson was elected as the Party’s new Chairman. Dr. Dennis Marks was re-elected as Vice chairman for Elections. Valdosta City Council Member Vivian Miller-Cody was re-elected as Vice Chairwoman for Membership. Mr. Glenn Ritchie was newly elected as Vice Chairman for Qualifying. Mr. William Lamb was newly elected as Secretary. Mr. Ronnie Pierce was elected as the Party’s new Treasurer.

L-r: William Lamb (Secretary), Ronnie Pierce (Treasurer), Gerone Andy Anderson (Chair), Glenn Ritchie (Qualifying), Dr. Dennis Marks (Elections), Viviann Miller-Cody (Membership); photo: Gretchen Quarterman, Officers
L-r: William Lamb (Secretary), Ronnie Pierce (Treasurer), Gerone Andy Anderson (Chair), Glenn Ritchie (Qualifying), Dr. Dennis Marks (Elections), Viviann Miller-Cody (Membership); photo: Gretchen Quarterman

Mr. Andy highlighted the objectives for the Lowndes County Democratic Party going forward. He said, “We need to get down to business right away; get people engaged, registered and voting; and work with all of Lowndes County.” He asserted that “Building a Strong Democratic Party is a must!”

Mr. Andy pledged to work with old and new members, especially putting our young voters on committees so they’re ready to take their rightful place in the Party. He would also work to bring other organizations on board. He urged: “Come to our next meeting. We welcome each and every one. We move forward together and work as a team.”

The Lowndes County Democratic Party is committed to supporting Democratic candidates across the entire state of Georgia, who are committed to improving their communities in preparation of future generations, through their participation in civics and government. If you care about topics such as Education, Healthcare, the Environment, Criminal Justice Reform, Student Debt, Public Transportation, then please come to our next meeting.

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Please vote, runoff today –Andy Anderson, LCDP 2018-12-04

Elected last night, the new LCDP Chair is calling you to vote today.

Yes, this is Gerone Andy Anderson, [Chair of] the Lowndes County Democratic Party, calling to urge you to vote today, in your precinct,

  • for John Barrow for Secretary of State,
  • and Lindy Miller for Public Service Commission.

Polls are open until 7PM today.

Please vote today at your local precinct.

Here’s the video:


Please vote, runoff today –Andy Anderson, Chair, LCDP 2018-12-04
Video by Gretchen Quarterman for Lowndes County Democratic Party (LCDP),
Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia.

For your precinct, see Georgia MyVoter web page.

More detail in the previous blog post.

Vote Runoff Election Day for GA Sec. State and PSC 2018-12-04

Tuesday is the last day to vote in the runoff election!

If you already voted early, please take some friends to their precincts to vote Tuesday.

Runoff Election Day

Event: facebook

When: 7AM to 7PM Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Where: In precincts. See Georgia MyVoter web page or Lowndes County Supervisor of Elections or VALOR GIS.

Lowndes County, Precinct Maps

Candidates

We need to return to the polls for the runoff election to elect

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Please vote in the runoff this week and Tuesday, December 4, 2018

You may have gotten a call from Glenn Ritchie, saying:

Hi, I’m Glenn Ritchie, one of the youngest members of the Lowndes County Democratic Party.

Early voting for this runoff is weekdays, 7 A.M. to 7 P.M.

Speaking, Glenn Ritchie

Please vote for John Barrow, for Secretary of State, for fair elections, and Lindy Miller, for Public Service Commissioner, for renewable energy and jobs. Continue reading

Vote early in runoff for GA Sec. State and PSC

Update 2018-12-03: Vote Runoff Election Day, 7AM-7PM, Tuesday, November 4, 2018, at your local precinct, for John Barrow, for Secretary of State, for fair elections, and Lindy Miller, for Public Service Commissioner, for renewable energy and jobs.

Thank you to all the Democratic candidates at the state and local level! You’ve turned Georgia purple. Congratulations to State Representative Dexter Sharper and County Commissioner Demarcus Marshall on being reelected!

John Barrow Sec. State, Lindy Miller, PSC, Vote

We need to return to the polls for the runoff election to elect

Early Voting

It already started Wednesday, and continues next week, in Lowndes County, Georgia:

When: 7AM to 7PM Monday, November 26, 2018
7AM to 7PM Tuesday, November 27, 2018
7AM to 7PM Wednesday, November 28, 2018
7AM to 7PM Thursday, November 29, 2018
7AM to 7PM Friday, November 30, 2018

Where: Lowndes County Board of Elections
2808 North Oak Street, Valdosta, GA 31602

Event: facebook

Runoff Election Day

When: 7AM to 7PM Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Where: In precincts. See Georgia MyVoter web page or Continue reading