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Forsyth County Election Guide 2012

The candidates, voting information and issues that will be affecting Cumming and Forsyth County.

As we look ahead to the General Election on Nov. 6, Cumming Patch is devoted to bringing you the information you need about the races affecting our area. Read about the candidates, incumbents and issues in the 2012 Election Guide. Bookmark this page for updates.

Races:

Local:

  • Sheriff: Challenger Duane Piper narrowly defeated incumbent Sheriff Ted Paxton during a runoff election on Aug. 21. Now Piper will face write-in candidate D.T. Smith, a lieutenant colonel with the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office, on Nov 6.

State:

National:

  • U.S. Representative: Doug Collins who won the majority vote during a runoff election on Aug. 21 will represent Republicans in the U.S. House from the 9th district, which includes the northern part of Forsyth County. Collins faces Democrat Jody Cooley on Nov. 6.
    Republican incumbent Rob Woodall and his opponent Democrat Steve Reilly are vying for the District 7 seat, which includes the southern half of Forsyth.

Voting Info

  • Sample Ballot: To see the sample ballot for the Nov. 6, General Election in Forsyth County, see the PDF file to the right or click here.

If you are unsure of where you need to vote call 770.781.2118, ext. 9, for more details or check the county website. Voters must bring one of the six acceptable forms of photo identification. There is no Absentee, Early or Advance Voting the Monday prior to any election.

Ballot Issues

  • Ballot Question 1: "Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended to allow state or local approval of public charter schools upon the request of local communities?"
  • Ballot Question 2: "Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended so as to provide for a reduction in the state's operating costs by allowing the General Assembly to authorize certain state agencies to enter into multiyear rental agreements?"

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Rebecca Windham October 25, 2012 at 05:17 PM
RE: Election 2012. Great information! And much needed! I want to be an informed voter. Thank you, Liz Kennedy and Cumming Patch!
Liz Kennedy (Editor) October 29, 2012 at 04:48 PM
Hi Rebecca, thanks for your comment and checking out the Forsyth County Election Guide.
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