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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
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

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

In memorium, Jay Shaw

The Lowndes County Democratic Party expresses its condolences on the death of former State Representative Jay Shaw. Jay served as Mayor of Lakeland from 1980 to 1990. He was elected as a Democrat to the Georgia House of Representatives, representing District 176 from 1994 to 2010. He was elected to the State Transportation Board in 2010 and served as its Chairman from 2012 to 2013. He then served as Chair of its Finance committee.

Jay was a fair-minded person who always considered the public good. He was a strong supporter of meeting the state’s transportation needs. Our sincere condolences to his wife Libby, his son Jason, who succeeded his father in the Georgia House of Representatives, and other members of his family.

Andria Simmons, AJC, 20 April 2015, State Transportation Board member Jay Shaw dies, Continue reading