Election Day is here.
If you're part of the more than 107,000 people who casts ballots in Gwinnett County early -- weather in-person or by absentee -- then you've already put the voting frenzy behind you.
For everyone else, here's our Election Day primer.
Where to Vote?
There are 17 precincts (polling places) with Lilburn addresses. To be sure of which to go to, click here for a Google map tool that tells you where to go. Or, visit the My Voter Page (MVP) at the Georgia Secretary of State website. Or, click here for There you will find your voter registration status, poll location and sample ballot. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Be sure to bring valid photo identification. See sample consolidated ballot attached.
What Races Involve Lilburn-area Residents?
- U.S. House of Representatives, Fourth District: Democrat Hank Johnson is running for re-election for District 4, against J. Chris Vaughn. Johnson has served three terms, and previsouly served as a DeKalb County magistrate judge and as a county commissioner. Vaughn is lead pastor of Grace Summit Church in McDonough and serves as the police chaplain for the Henry County Police Department.
- U.S. House of Representatives, Seventh District: Republican incumbent Rob Woodall faces Steve Reilly, who ran unopposed in the Democratic primary election on July 31. Woodall, who is an attorney in Lawrenceville, advocates for Fair Tax, pro-life and a number of other issues that can be read on his website. Reilly, who is also an attorney says he is running to bring Congress back to a "sensible center." Read more about him on his website.
- State Senate District 9: This is Sen. Don Balfour's seat. He is the longest-serving Republican in the state Senate. -- Steve Ramey of Lilburn and Travis Bowden of Snellville. Now, he faces attorney Scott Drake, a Democrat who is from the Lawrenceville-Grayson area.
- Gwinnett County School Board, District 5: Only a smidge of greater Lilburn could be affected by this election. In District 5, Louise Radloff is running for re-election. She has been on the school board for 40 years. Newcomer H.K. Dido hopes to unseat the long-time incumbent. He is a fellow at Emory University's School of Medicine, but he has a professional background in private schooling.
How Did Lilburn Vote in the 2008 Presidential Race?
Lilburn went to U.S. Sen. John McCain, however President Barack Obama also took several of the precints here. To see how your precinct voted -- and your neighbor's -- click here for a Lilburn-Mountain Park Patch article that explains the previous vote tallies.
You might also be interested in reading:
- The Importance of Your Vote
- What You Need to Know to Cast Your Vote Tuesday
- The Electoral College vs. Popular Vote
- Geogia Charter Schools Amendment: What My Vote Will Mean?
- Should the President be Elected by Popular Vote?