Category Archives: Special Election

Phonebanking for GA 175 Special Election and others: LCDP Monthly Meeting 2018-02-05

In the middle of early voting for the special election for Georgia Statehouse District 175, we will phonebank at the party office.

Turnout is usually low in special elections, so if we can get Democrats to go vote, we win. So far there’s one Democrat running for GA 175: Dr. Treva Gear.

When: 6PM Monday, February 5, 2018

Where: Lowndes County Deocratic Party Office
1008 Slater Street, Valdosta, GA 31601-3937

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There are also Democrats running for Congress:

All three of these candidates have spoken at LCDP meetings. There are other Democrats running for other offices.

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

About the Lowndes County Democratic Party

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Videos: GA Rep. Dexter Sharper District 177 @ LCDP 2015-01-05

After a pot luck supper at the new location at the party office, new chair Tom Hochschild presided over a standing-room-only crowd that heard Deb Cox, Dexter Sharper, Demarcus Marshall, and J.D. Rice.

Lowndes County Elections Supervisor Deb Cox said there’s a special election in Lake Park for an unexpired City Council seat, poll workers are needed, and you can register to vote online.

Dexter Sharper, re-elected from District 177 (Valdosta and parts of Lowndes County) to the Georgia House, spoke about the need for early financial education, for gun safety instruction should be required to get a firearm permit, and for medical certification for coroner positions throughout the state of Georgia. Rep. Sharper is a paramedic, so he’s had Continue reading

Find polling places for Election Day Tuesday

Where can you vote on Tuesday May 20th, which is Election Day for the Special Election for Lowndes County Commission District 5, for the Lowndes County Board of Education, and for the elections for judges? Remember, they’re not in November: Tuesday May 20th is the election for these races, unless there’s a runoff. Plus Tuesday is Primary Election Day for the Georgia statehouse, statewide offices, and U.S. Congress. You can find your polling place in My Voter Page by the Georgia Secretary of State. Or you can zoom and pan on the VALOR GIS Election Boundary Map. Turnout matters: elections are often won by a handful of votes. After you find your polling place, please call your friends and neighbors and help them find theirs. For a longer list to call, contact Gretchen.

600x546 Precinct Boundaries, in Precincts, by John S. Quarterman, for LCDP, 18 May 2014


May Meeting


Our next meeting will be Monday, May 5, 2014 at 6:00pm at Bas Bleu (121 North Patterson) This is our last meeting before the final day of voting (May 20th).

Several candidates have confirmed their attendance, including those for Superior Court Judge (Vernita Bender, Jason Cain, Brian McDaniel).

Also Valarie Wilson, candidate for State School Superintendent has confirmed that she will join us.

Please make sure you are well informed about candidates before you cast your ballot.

Non binding Democratic Questions – May 20th 2014

Local government transparency, GMO labeling, education, ethics, Medicaid, and minimum wage: you can vote (nonbinding) on all these things May 20th 2014 in the Democratic primary.

Both statewide and Lowndes County nonbinding questions will be on the primary ballot May 20th, so remember to turn out and vote in the primary. Everyone in Lowndes County who takes a Democratic primary ballot can vote on these questions. That’s the same date as the special election for Lowndes County Commission District 5, so be sure to vote for that, too, either in your precinct on May 20th (you can find your polling place online through Georgia Secretary of State’s My Voter Page) or at the Board of Elections in early voting April 28 – May 16.

State Wide:

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Call of Special Election to be held May 20, 2014


Notice is hereby given in accordance with O.C.G.A. § 21-2-540 that a special election shall be held in Lowndes County on May 20, 2014, to fill a vacancy in the office of Lowndes County Commissioner representing District 5 formerly held by John Page for a term to expire December 31, 2016.

All persons who are not registered to vote and who desire to register to vote in the special election may register to vote at the office of the Board of Elections located at 2808 North Oak Street, Valdosta, Georgia, through the close of business at 5:00 p.m. on April 21, 2014.

Advance voting will be held beginning on April 28, 2014. Polls will be open on May 20, 2014 from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Qualifying for placement on the May 20, 2014 ballot will be from 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 12, 2014, through 12:00 noon Friday, March 14, 2014, in the office of the Board of Elections located at 2808 North Oak Street, Valdosta, Georgia.

The qualifying fee is $450.

Candidates shall be listed alphabetically on the ballot. Candidates may choose to designate on the ballot their party affiliation. The party affiliation selected by a candidate shall not be changed following the close of qualifying.

If you have any questions, you may telephone the office of the Board of Elections at 671-2850, telecopy the Board of Elections at fax number 333-5199, email the Board of Elections at, or visit the office of the Board of Elections located at 2808 North Oak Street, Valdosta, Georgia, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Tiffany Linkswiler
Lowndes County Board of Elections
229-671-2850 (phone)
229-333-5199 (fax)

First round of qualifying

Qualifying for the May 20, 2014 primary in Georgia and Lowndes County has been like a game of fruit basket upset or musical chairs. With all state wide offices and all state senate and house seats available, along with local county commission and school board seats, there was room for everyone (and then some).


In Lowndes County, County Commission districts 2, 3 and 4 are up for election, along with GA House seats 174, 175, 176 and 177 and GA Senate seat 8. The shuffling began when Richard Raines (County Commission 2) announced that he would not seek reelection. Then Tim Golden (Senate Seat 8) also announced that he would not seek reelection.

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