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Ultimate Buckhead Election Day Guide: Everything You Need to Know

Absolutely everything you need to know about contested local races in Buckhead, from sample ballots, how to find your polling place and just what your Amendment 1 vote will mean.

Tuesday's Election Day is quickly approaching. Here's what you need to know locally:

The presidential election features the Democratic incumbent, President Barack Obama, against the GOP nominee, Gov. Mitt Romney. Gov. Gary Johnson of the Libertarian Party is the only other candidate currently on the Georgia ballot.

Patch will be providing continuous converage all day and all night of Georgia elections.

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Republican Howard Stopeck will face Democratic incumbent U.S. Rep. John Lewis for the District 5 U.S. Congressional seat.

In the Georgia Senate race for District 6, Republican Hunter Hill faces incumbent Democrat Sen. Doug Stoner. District 6 was redrawn to include portions of Buckhead and Sandy Springs. The new district boundaries still include Vinings, Smyrna and some of Marietta, while carving out other portions of the mostly Democratic southern Cobb County, like Stoner's hometown of Mableton. Both Hill and Stoner live in Smyrna.

Read more about Stoner and Hill and the expected tight race.

In the Georgia House District 54 race, Republican incumbent Rep. Edward Lindsey will face Democrat Lynn Brown McKinney. House District 54 covers all of Buckhead and portions of Brookhaven.

Voters will also decide if the state can override local school boards' decisions on rejection of charter schools.

The ballot will also allow voters to indicate support or opposition for stopping unlimited gifts from lobbyists to state legislators.

Georgians will also be able to vote on two tax-related issues: adoption of an income tax credit for home energy costs and a reduction of sales taxes on products made in Georgia to help small businesses.

On Election Day the polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Not sure where to vote? Use this handy tool to find your polling location.

Know before you vote! Attached to this article is a sample Fulton County ballot. Read it and review it before you get into the voting booth.

Check back with Buckhead Patch for continuing updates.

Katherine November 06, 2012 at 01:50 PM
MUST read: "Support for Kill List and NDAA make Obama and Romney Unfit for Office" http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/reawakening-liberty/2012/nov/2/support-kill-list-and-ndaa-make-obama-and-romney-u/
Susan November 06, 2012 at 05:55 PM
ALERT !!!!! MUST read: "Support for Kill List and NDAA make Obama and Romney Unfit for Office" http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/reawakening-liberty/2012/nov/2/support-kill-list-and-ndaa-make-obama-and-romney-u/
NJarhead November 06, 2012 at 06:05 PM
That's a blog! Ignore.

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