It’s decision time in Barrow County and across the state as the 2014 General Election is now less than a week away.
Advance voting will continue through Friday, Oct. 31, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day. Polls will be open Tuesday from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.
Early voting numbers have been somewhat high for Barrow County. Elections supervisor Monica Franklin told the
Barrow Journal that 2,489 voters had already cast their ballots in person with another 426 returned absentee ballots.
Locally, there are two issues to be resolved during the Nov. 4 vote. In a battle for the District 1 Board of Education seat, Republican Debi Krause will face Democrat Betty Kinney. Krause defeated incumbent Randall Holland in a GOP runoff.
A profile of both candidates and where they stand on various issues was included in the Oct. 22 edition of the Barrow Journal.
Barrow County voters will also be asked to vote on a Educational Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax extension for two possible future schools.
In another race with local ties, Jody Hice will face Ken Dious in the battle for the 10th Congressional seat.
Hice survived a seven-candidate GOP primary, including a runoff contest against Mike Collins. Dious is the lone Democrat in the race which covers 25 counties.