Floyd County Elections Supervisor Evon Billups said much of the space will be taken up by the proposed TSPLOST package — a list of transportation projects in the 15-county Northwest Georgia region that would be funded through a 10-year, 1-cent sales tax projected to generate $1.4 billion.
“We considered printing a summary but decided we need to run the whole package,” she said.
Nonpartisan judicial elections, special
elections for the two seats on the Floyd County Commission vacated by Eddie Lumsden and Chad Whitefield, and the primary to select party nominees for the Nov. 6 general election also will be part of the ballot.
County Commission candidates will qualify by party, but because this is the deciding election for the seats, all candidates will appear on all ballots.
“If nobody gets more than 50 percent of the vote, it will go to a runoff on Aug. 21,” said Pete McDonald, chairman of the Floyd County Elections Board.
The deadline to register to vote in the July 31 elections is July 2, but absentee voting by mail will start June 16.
In-person early voting will run weekdays July 9-27, with a Saturday option set for July 21.
Qualifying is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. this Wednesday and Thursday, and from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday.
Nonpartisan candidates qualify with the state or county elections offices. Party candidates seeking state seats will qualify with the state parties in Atlanta.
Democrats running for local office will qualify at the local headquarters, 5 Broad St., and Republicans’ local qualifying spot is at their headquarters, 337 Broad St.