Elections

  Valdosta mayoral race goes to runoff

While most campaign signs for most of the qualifying candidates are still up, the mayoral race is coming down to competitors J.D. Rice and Scott James Matheson.

Marietta concedes in Ward 4 race

Unofficial results could mean runoffs in Albany City Commission races

Runoff declared in District 152 race

Lee Co. voters urge you to get out and vote

2nd Georgia county reports voter check-in glitch

  Alcohol proposals on ballot in Lee Co.

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  Early voting numbers in for Lee, Worth counties

  284 early voters hit the polls in Bainbridge

  Albany Mayor Candidate: Bo Dorough shares his campaign for Albany mayor ahead of election

  Albany mayor candidate: Omar Salaam shares campaign ahead of Albany’s mayoral election

  Tifton City Council candidate aims to preserve and grow history of the city

  5 of 7 candidates show up for Albany’s 2019 mayoral forum

  Tifton city councilman seeking reelection to District 4 seat

The race for Tifton City Council’s District 4 is on and candidates are speaking announcing their plans to improve the area.

  Voters responding well to new voting machines in Decatur Co.

Decatur County was one of six counties “piloting” the new voting machines before the rest of Georgia uses them next spring.

  Only Democratic candidate hopes to claim District 152 seat

It’s a special election to fill the role Ed Rynders left in September.

  Albany mayor candidate: Tracy Taylor vying for mayor’s seat

An Albany First Responder is looking to take the Albany Mayor seat. Tracy Taylor said it’s his work as a firefighter that gives him first hand experience with Albany law enforcement.

  Albany mayor candidate: James Pratt, Jr., shares campaign platform

  New voting machines unveiled in Decatur County

  Ward 6 candidate: Leroy Smith wants to improve South Albany

  Mayor Dorothy Hubbard shares plans for Albany if re-elected

  Ward 6 commissioner candidates share their plans for Albany’s southside

Worth Co. leaders talk new state voting system

GA Democrat Stacey Abrams won’t run for Senate in 2020

Abrams is still considering running for president

Rep. Moulton is latest to enter 2020 presidential race

Rep. Seth Moulton, D-MA, is running for the Democratic nomination, according to media reports, including WBUR.

  ‘Mayor Pete’ joins 2020 Dem race as face of new generation

The 37-year-old Rhodes Scholar and Afghanistan war veteran has surged from a little-known local politician to a high-profile contender in the 2020 race. He grew up in South Bend and is in his second term as mayor.

Bernie Sanders quiets critics, becomes a 2020 front-runner

Less than two months into his second White House bid , no other declared candidate in the crowded Democratic field currently has amassed so many advantages: a $28 million war chest, a loyal and enthusiastic voter base and a set of clearly defined policy objectives.

  Gillibrand in 2020 Democratic race as full-fledged candidate

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s announcement came in a nearly three-minute video produced by her campaign and released early Sunday morning.

  Beto O’Rourke enters 2020 race attempting bipartisan appeal

Weeks of teasing an announcement are behind him, but O'Rourke now must prove whether the energy he brought to the Texas campaign will resonate on a much larger stage.

  Stacey Abrams says 2020 presidential run is ‘on the table’

Stacey Abrams tweeted Monday that a 2020 president run is "on the table".

  Hillary Clinton says she won’t run for president in 2020

Former secretary of state and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said unequivocally that she is not running for president following her failed run in 2016.

  Former Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper joins 2020 presidential race

John Hickenlooper is the second governor to enter the sprawling field and is trying to cast himself as a pragmatist who can also take on President Donald Trump.

  Trump rouses right with prediction of a big 2020 win

Trump rehashed his outsider campaign that overcame long odds and a crowded field of established politicians to claim the White House over Democrat Hillary Clinton.

  Bernie Sanders announces 2020 presidential run

The independent senator from Vermont has made a lasting impact on American politics.

  Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar the latest to join crowded 2020 Democrat field

Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota has drawn support from voters in urban, suburban and rural areas, including in dozens of counties Trump won in 2016

Growing group of Senate Democrats eye 2020 presidential race

As many as nine Senate Democrats could potentially run for higher office in the next election, including four who have already announced and one who may do so this weekend.

Warren proposes ‘ultra-millionaire tax’ as part of 2020 bid

The new tax plan released by the Massachusetts Democrat would impose a new 2 percent fee annually on American households' net worth greater than $50 million.

  2020 Democrats face a choice: Fight Trump or ignore him?

Possible Democratic candidates haven't hesitated to tangle with Trump. Sen. Sherrod Brown recalled that when Trump slammed him over the closure of a General Motors plant in his home state, he poked the president for seeking "an Ohio Democrat to blame" while the GOP held power in the state.

  'I am going to run’: Kirsten Gillibrand latest Democrat in 2020 field

Kirsten Gillibrand has already made plans to campaign in Iowa over the weekend, more than a year before the leadoff caucus state votes.

2020 Democratic primary set to intensify

While plans may change, the announcements are expected to come in waves, the first featuring a group of ambitious Senate Democrats including New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, California Sen. Kamala Harris and New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, who face pressure to join the race.

Former Obama housing chief Julian Castro joins 2020 campaign

Castro was San Antonio mayor for five years and was housing secretary during President Barack Obama’s second term.

  Elizabeth Warren takes big move toward 2020 presidential run

Warren burst onto the national scene a decade ago during the financial crisis with calls for greater consumer protections. She quickly became one of the party's more prominent liberals even as she sometimes fought with Obama administration officials over their response to the market turmoil.

  Democrats focus on voting rights ahead of 2020 primary

Multiple potential contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination are elevating the issue of voting rights as they prepare to launch campaigns. They're vowing to oppose Republican-backed efforts to require identification to vote, reinstate protections eliminated by a 2013 Supreme Court ruling

GOP’s Raffensperger wins runoff for Georgia elections chief

Republican Brad Raffensperger has been elected Georgia's new elections chief amid a debate over access to the polls and election security

  Early voting begins for runoffs

Early voting for runoffs started Monday in Georgia, with the secretary of state and public service commission offices at stake.

Walmart among companies requesting refund of campaign donations to Hyde-Smith

Some major companies are requesting their campaign donations back from GOP Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith.

  2020 visions: Presidential potentials make power moves - yes, already

It's early, and the Democratic field is crowding with potential challengers to Trump.

  Speaker David Ralston: ‘It’s time for the rhetoric to be ratcheted down and for Georgia to move forward’

The race for the governor of Georgia continues with no official winner declared, yet.

Dogherty Co. wraps up ballot certification

Dougherty County had to have its ballot certification completed by Tuesday.

Federal judge makes ruling in lawsuit filed by Stacey Abrams’ campaign

A federal judge is requiring counties to count absentee ballots thrown out over a birth date issue. However, any provisional ballot or absentee ballot cast out of county will not count.

Federal judge blocks Sec. of State from certifying election until Friday

On Monday, a federal judge issued an order blocking the Georgia Secretary of State’s office from certifying state-wide election results until, at the earliest, Friday, November 16 at 5 p.m.

UPDATE: Abrams' campaign claims discovery of ballots not reported by state

The Federal Courts have issued a temporary restraining order against Dougherty County, stopping the certification of ballots.

  Hearing scheduled in Albany after Abrams' campaign files complaint against Dougherty County

Stacey Abrams' campaign is filing a complaint against Dougherty County following the Nov. 6 election, according to campaign officials.

  More voters show up for midterm election in Dougherty County

Georgia residents are still waiting to see who will be the next governor.

  What is a provisional ballot?

The Georgia Secretary of State’s office said hundreds of Southwest Georgians voted on a provisional ballot.

Kemp resigning as Secretary of State

Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp said he is resigning as Georgia’s secretary of state.

13,500+ Lee Co. registered voters participate in midterm election

On Wednesday, Lee County officials said more than 13,500 residents voted in this year’s midterm election.

  Terrell Co. voters approve T-SPLOST referendum

Terrell County officials were hoping the voters would pass this T-SPLOST.

  Lee Co. voters approve T-SPLOST referendum

On Tuesday, voters approved a new T-SPLOST with 53 percent voting in favor of the sales tax ballot.

Kemp campaign claims victory in governor’s race; Abrams readies legal team

Brian Kemp’s campaign has claimed victory in the governor’s race for Georgia, according to the Associated Press.

Abrams, Kemp await more ballots in Georgia governor’s race

Republican nominee for Georgia governor Brian Kemp says he is "confident victory is near" but is waiting on final results in the close race.

Lee Co. residents cast their ballots on Election Day

People were lined up to cast their votes with less than an hour left at the polls across Southwest Georgia on Tuesday.

  Dougherty Co. voters line up on Election Day to cast their ballots

People cast their votes on Tuesday in Dougherty County, in what’s expected to be a very close midterm election.

Former Dougherty Co. district attorney encourages everyone to vote

The former Dougherty County District Attorney Ken Hodges said he’s pleased with the number of Dougherty County residents who voted early and on Election Day.

  Thomas Co. residents turn out for Election Day

In Georgia, as we got closer to 7 p.m., when the polls closed, the lines of voters at the polls continued to get even longer.

Election Day: Last minute info ahead of state races

Important races line the ballot from the hotly contested match-up for governor between Republican nominee and current Secretary of State Brian Kemp and Democrat Stacey Abrams, all the way down to various county commission races.

Election Day: A number of state rep, county races on Nov. 6 ballot

A number of state representative and local races are on the Nov. 6 ballot.

  Albany Housing Authority can help get you to the polls

One organization is worried there are many who won’t make it to the polls Tuesday. But the Albany Housing Authority is providing transportation to those who need help going to vote.

Students at Sherwood Acres bring the voting polls to the classroom

With midterm elections on Tuesday, Sherwood Acres Elementary students got the opportunity to cast their vote on Monday.

Do you know what you’re voting for?

There will be five constitutional amendments, and two referendums on the November 6 ballot that Georgia voters need to be aware of.

  Officials remind residents of Newton voting precinct change

Leaders in Baker County want to send a reminder about a voting precinct change after the county’s oldest voting poll location was destroyed during Hurricane Michael.

Thomas County prepares for Election Day

Early voting has officially wrapped up. Now, South Georgia county officials are setting up for Election Day.

Judge: Hundreds of absentee ballots cannot be rejected

Local election officials throughout Georgia cannot reject absentee ballots just because the voter’s signature does not exactly match what is on file with the local registrar, a judge has ruled.

Abrams, Kemp won’t debate Sunday

The two candidates had agreed in September on a date and time for the debate.

  Thousands turn out to vote early in Dougherty County

We’re less than one week from finding out the outcome in the closely watched race for Georgia’s next governor.

Kemp visits Southwest Georgia

Republican nominee for Governor Brian Kemp continued his ‘Putting Georgian’s First’ bus tour through Southwest Georgia Wednesday.

Brian Kemp visits Columbus and speaks about allegations of voter suppression

Brian Kemp paid a visit to the Fountain City Wednesday morning for a voter rally.

GA governor’s race draws big stars

Oprah Winfrey, Barack Obama, and President Trump are all coming to GA

Gov. Deal stumps for Kemp

Gov. Nathan Deal has hit the campaign trail with Republican Brian Kemp with a call for continued “cohesiveness” under the Gold Dome.

  Dougherty Co. inmates to vote in November election from jail

More than 200 inmates will be voting in the Nov. 6 election.

Baker Co. voting precinct destroyed during Hurricane Michael

Baker County Election Board leaders said Hurricane Michael destroyed the county’s oldest voting precinct, forcing voters to cast their ballots at a new facility.