Friday, November 9, 2012
Mitt Romney won 98 of Gwinnett's 156 precincts.
On Election Day 2012, Mitt Romney drew 54 percent of the Gwinnett County vote by winning 98 of the county’s 156 precincts. According to unofficial results available on the Georgia Secretary of State website, Romney finished with 159,563 votes, compared to 131,879 for President Barack Obama, who won re-election nationwide. Romney dominated the vote in the county from Peachtree Corners up the Chattahoochee River to Buford, across the northern part of Gwinnett to Dacula and through a swath mostly north of U.S 78 between Snellville and Lilburn. See also: President Obama, on the other hand, did well in between Norcross and Lilburn, up I-85 to the northern areas of Lawrenceville, and the southern corner of the county south of U.S. 78. Romney’s…
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
I'm proud to lead by example on Election Day.
Yesterday, on Election day, I had the privilege of participating in one my favorite voting activities, I took my 7-year-old son with me to the polls. He's come with me to vote many times and we've fallen into a nice ritual that unfolds as we drive to our polling station. The conversation starts in the car and the questions come at me one after the other from the back seat. His young mind is so curious to know more about the adult world. My hope is always to give him the most informed answers I can about the democratic process that America uses to elect representatives and make new laws. The night before an election, I find myself pounding away on my computer, refreshing my knowledge of American history so that I can give him an answer to…
Monday, November 5, 2012
Don't forget to vote! Find your poll location and ballot summary in Lawrenceville, Ga.
Do you know where to go to vote on Election Day 2012? If not, you can use the handy Google Voter Info embed above to find the location of your designated polling place. Simply enter the address where you're registered to vote. This tool's data has been updated to reflect changes that may have been caused by Hurricane Sandy, so if you have family or friends in the affected areas, you can help them find their new polling place. For details and articles about candidates and issues in Gwinnett County , check out Lawrenceville Patch's Election Guide here.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Students at the elementary school in Lawrenceville, Ga. participated in the National Student Mock Election.
It may be another decade before Gabe Arguello's vote will actually count, but that did not stop the eight year old from going to the polls. The second grader took part in a mock election held at Gwin Oaks Elementary School in Lawrenceville Tuesday. He and other students across the country are voting in the National Student Mock Election. “We’re always teaching good citizenship here,” said Gwin Oaks’ Media Specialist Sharon Amolo. “Having them participate in this mock election actually shows good citizenship.” Amolo coordinates the event every other year when there is either a presidential or a gubernatorial race. -Have you talked to your children about the election? Tell us what you shared with them in the comment section below. It is a …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Gwinnett County has just added a new feature on its website that lets you know how long the wait is at each early polling station.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Are you thinking of voting early but not sure about how long the lines are? Gwinnett County has just added a feature on its website that lets you know just how long you'll wait in line to cast your vote. The wait times are updated four times a day: 10:30 am.; 12:30 pm; 2:30 pm; and 4:30 pm. Early voting ends on Friday, Nov. 2. Click HERE for up-to-date wait times. Vote early at: Registered voters may cast a ballot in person through Friday, November 2 between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm at the Elections Office in Lawrenceville or between 9:00 am and 7:00 pm at one of the following satellite polling locations:
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Several news outlets have reported wait times of up to eight hours at some early voting locations. But for me, my wait was far less.
This is the last week of early voting ahead of next Tuesday's election. Last week there were reports from various news outlets of people waiting in line for up to eight hours. One Lawrenceville Patch reader even lamented about his wait time at a satellite location in Suwanee this past weekend. "You guys in Gwinnett County did a terrible job with early voting at George Pierce Park on Saturday," said reader Ed Clark in a comment on a story on our site. "My family and I waited for 6.5 hours. This is a fine demonstration of the incompetence of the people running this process. I don't blame the volunteers. The bureaucrats are the responsible parties. You are not doing your jobs and the rest of us have to pay for it." Yesterday I heard from …
How many people voted in the first week of early voting in Gwinnett? What are the key numbers you need to know?
995,493 – Number of early votes cast in Georgia as of Saturday. 40,558 – Number of votes cast in Gwinnett County as of Saturday. 22,400 –Total votes cast at the Gwinnett County Elections Office in Lawrenceville in the first week of early voting according to Gwinnett County Communications Director Joe Sorenson. 7,600 – Total number of voters who went through the satellite voting locations throughout Gwinnett County. 4 – The number of satellite locations across Gwinnett County. They are Centerville Community Church in Snellville, Dacula Activity Building in Dacula, George Pierce Community Center in Suwanee and Lucky Shoals Community Center in Norcross. 45 minutes – Average wait time for voters standing in line outside the Elections Office …
Monday, October 29, 2012
Voters braved high winds and long lines to cast their ballots at the Gwinnett County elections headquarters.
A relatively short line of people waited outside the Gwinnett County elections office in Lawrenceville Monday afternoon to cast their votes early. The average wait time was about 45 minutes. The longest wait times of the day happened early in the day according to Elections Department worker. That wait time was an hour and a half. Lawrenceville Patch will have more on the wait times and early voting.
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Several early voting locations are open Saturday in Lawrenceville and around Gwinnett.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Election Day is November 6th, but some 20,000 have already cast their votes.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
The presidential debates are behind us, there are campaign signs popping up every where in Peachtree Corners. And campaign robo calls are sure to follow. Election day is just less than two weeks away. In Gwinnett County some 20,000 of the 462,000 registered voters have taken advantage of early voting and have cast their votes either in person or by mail according to Lynn Ledford, Gwinnett County Elections Director. "We're seeing about 1,600 people per day," said Ledford who added that there is usually about a 45 minute wait to vote. Early voters may cast their votes in five locations in the county: Satellite Voting Locations: Sample ballots are available through the Georgia Secretary of State's website. Visit the Gwinnett County Voter and …