A Message From State Democratic Party Chairman Mike Berlon

Today, America honors the men and women of our Armed Forces who have safeguarded and protected our country for 237 years. Over the course of our history, millions of men and women from all walks of life and background have distinguished themselves by their service in uniform.

In the words of Father Dennis Edward O’Brien, USMC:

“It is the soldier, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press;

It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech;

It is the soldier, not the organizer, who gave us the freedom to demonstrate;

It is the soldier who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag,

And whose coffin is draped by the flag, who allows the protester to burn the flag.”

The dedication, devotion, hard work and sacrifice of our soldiers and veterans have been the foundation of our nation, have secured our form of government, our rights as a people and have helped many others around the world to be free from tyranny and oppression.

Today, we salute all of the brave men and women, past present and future, and their families, who have and will demonstrate their commitment to the principles that have made this country great.

Mike Berlon
Chairman
Democratic Party of Georgia

Early Voting

Early Voting

Early voting begins on Monday, October 15 and ends Friday, November 2. We urge everybody to take advantage of this opportunity to cast your ballot. Gwinnett County voters have several convenient options to cast an early ballot.

OPTION 1: Cast the Ballot at the Gwinnett County Voter Registration and Election Main Office.

WHERE: Gwinnett Voter Registration & Election Main Office 455 Grayson Hwy, Suite 200 Lawrenceville, GA 30045 (678) 226-7210
WHEN: October 15, 2012 – November 2, 2012 9:00AM—5:00PM

OPTION 2: Vote at one of the Satellite Early Voting Locations

WHEN: October 27, 2012 – November 2, 2012 (excluding Sunday)
WHERE:

Gwinnett Voter Registration & Election Main Office
8:00AM — 5:00PM Monday – Friday
Saturday, October 27, 9:00am to 4:00pm
455 Grayson Hwy, Suite 200 Lawrenceville, GA 30045 (678) 226-7210

Lucky Shoals Community Center
9:00AM — 7:00PM Monday – Friday
Saturday, October 27, 9:00am to 4:00pm
4651 Britt Road Norcross, GA 30093

Centerville Community Center
9:00AM — 7:00PM
3025 Bethany Church Rd. Snellville, GA 30039

George Pierce Community Center
9:00AM — 7:00PM Monday – Friday
Saturday, October 27, 9:00am to 4:00pm
55 Buford Hwy. Suwanee, GA 30024

Dacula Activity Building
9:00AM — 7:00PM Monday – Friday
Saturday, October 27, 9:00am to 4:00pm
2735 Old Auburn Rd. Dacula, GA 30019

Option 3 – Saturday Voting? YES!

Yes, that is correct, there is a Saturday voting day.

For the convenience of voters, satellite offices and the main elections office will be open October 27 from 9:00am to 4:00pm

Vote Today

We urge everybody to vote today in the primary elections. Voting will take place at your regular voting precinct. To find out where your voting precinct is located or view a sample ballot, please visit the Georgia Secretary of State’s voter page.

There are many Democratic candidates who do not have challengers in the primary, but please do not use this as an excuse to stay home. There are important questions on the ballot such the T-SPLOST referendum and Democratic Party ballot questions that need your attention. See you at the polls!

Fundraiser Breakfast in ONE week

Don’t forget our Breakfast Fundraiser a week from Saturday.

WHEN:  Saturday July 21, 2012

WHERE: Bob’s Country Cooking Restaurant

3455 Peachtree Industrial Blvd Duluth GA 30096

TIME:  8 am – 10 am

COST:  $10/person $25/family(3 or more).
Buffet style with Coffee/tea/juice/water included

For more info, contact Cheryl Williams 404-219-0841 Gw6060@aol.com

Qualifying to be a Candidate in the General Election

QUALIFYING FOR GENERAL PRIMARY/ QUALIFYING FOR NONPARTISAN ELECTION

Qualifying Begins: Wednesday, May 23, 2012 – 9:00 a.m.

Earliest day for a political party candidate to file a declaration of candidacy and affidavit to have the candidate’s name placed on the General Primary/Nonpartisan Election ballot, and to pay the prescribed qualifying fee or file a pauper’s affidavit accompanied by a qualifying petition. O.C.G.A. §§ 21-2-153; 21-2-132.

Earliest day for, a nonpartisan candidate to file a notice of candidacy to have the candidate’s name placed on the General Primary/Nonpartisan Election ballot, to pay the prescribed qualifying fee or file a paupers affidavit accompanied by a qualifying petition. O.C.G.A. §§ 21-2-132; 21-2-172; 21-2-187

Qualifying Ends: Friday, May 25, 2012 – 12:00 noon

Last day for a political party candidate to file a declaration of candidacy and affidavit to have the candidate’s name placed on the General Primary/Nonpartisan Election ballot and to pay the prescribed qualifying fee or file a pauper’s affidavit accompanied by a qualifying petition. O.C.G.A. §§ 21-2-153; 21-2-132.

Last day for a nonpartisan candidate to file a notice of candidacy to have the candidate’s name placed on the General Primary/Nonpartisan Election ballot, to pay the prescribed qualifying fee or file a pauper’s affidavit accompanied by a qualifying petition. O.C.G.A. §§ 21-2-132; 21-2-172; 21-2-187

 

Party Candidates will qualify at the following location:

1599 Rocky Trail Lane

Dacula, GA 30019

770-316-6090

 

Nonpartisan Candidates will qualify at the following location:

Gwinnett County Board of Registrations and Elections

455 Grayson Highway, Suite 200

Lawrenceville, GA 30046

678-226-7210

Qualifying Fee for Gwinnett County Offices:

County Board of Commissioners (Chair) $1,500.00

County Board of Commissioners (Districts 1 & 3) $ 894.00

County Board of Education (Districts 1, 3 & 5) $ 496.00

Clerk of Superior Court $3,282.78

Judge, State Court $4,801.19

Judge of Probate $3,282.78

Chief Magistrate $3,282.78

Tax Commissioner $3,282.78

Sheriff $3,421.21

Candidates who wish to qualify for the Georgia General Assembly or for Congressional Office should contact the Secretary of State’s Election Division at 404-656-2871 or visit the website at www.sos.state.ga.gov for qualifying fees and information regarding the qualifying procedures and locations for those positions.

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