Election Day 101 -- Stuff You Need to know

Before you vote in the Georgia Primary, read this.

The Georgia Primary is being held today. If you're registered to vote, go out and do your civic duty. If you haven't been paying too much attention, here's some nuts and bolts info.

What: The Georgia Primary.

When: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 31. 

Where to vote: If you don't know, go to the "My Voter Page" part of the Georgia Secretary of State webpage. Voters who used to go to Avondale Middle School and the Covington Highway Library will now go to Avondale Pattillo United Methodist Church.

The big issue: The regional transportation referendum, . A penny sales tax would pay for transportation projects that benefit the 10-county metro area. for their own projects.

Also to be decided: Republicans and Democrats are picking candidates for the November general election for several DeKalb County offices, including county commission; judgeships; state offices, including the General Assembly; and the U.S. House of Representatives.

Sample ballots: .

If a runoff is needed: You'll back to the polls Aug. 21.

Redistricting: The legislature changed the boundaries for some congressional  and state House and Senate districts. To find out if you were affected, go back to the "My Voter Page" part of the Georgia Secretary of State webpage.

For information: Go to the DeKalb County Voter Registration and Elections webpage.

When you're through: Pat yourself onthe back.

To find out the results: Check with Patch throughout the day.


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