The lawsuit alleges that the preamble and the question on the Nov. 6 ballot is biased towards approval of the measure.
A public school teacher and Atlanta minister have filed a lawsuit in Fulton Superior Court against members of the Georgia government over the language of the Nov. 6 ballot as it pertains to charter schools. The lawsuit, filed by Dalton teacher Beverly Hedges and Rev. Timothy McDonald, senior pastor at First Iconium Baptist Church in Atlanta, names Gov. Nathan Deal, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and Secretary of State Brian Kemp as co-defendants. The complaint alleges that Gov. Deal used language in the preamble to the ballot question and the ballot question itself that is misleading and that was not passed by the General Assembly. This is how the ballot language currently appears: Provides for improving student achievement and parental involvement …
The deadline to register to vote in the Presidential Preference Primary in March is Feb. 6.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
By 1st Lt. William Carraway, Media Relations Officer, Georgia Department of Defense, Clay National Guard Center Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp and Maj. Gen. Jim Butterworth, Georgia's Adjutant General, briefed more than 100 senior leaders of the Georgia Army and Air National Guard on voting initiatives for Georgia's citizens and overseas members of the military. Secretary Kemp thanked the Soldiers and Airmen for their service before describing improvements in the overseas voting process. "Georgia is keeping its promise to our citizens overseas and to the men and women who fight to protect our Constitution and our freedoms, by protecting their voting rights and providing them additional opportunities to vote and fully participate in …