NEWSLETTER DISTRICT 4 - OCTOBER 2018.2

General Election Voting: November 6, 2018 from 7a-7p

Advance Voting will start at the Douglas County Courthouse (ONLY) on October 15, 2018 from 8a-5pm, Monday thru Friday and continue through November 2.

Additional locations and extended hours

October 29-Nov 2 from 8am - 6pm (ALL ADVANCE VOTING LOCATIONS)

  • Old Courthouse- 6754 Church St. Douglasville, GA 30134
  • Deer Lick Park- 2105 Mack Rd. Douglasville, GA 30135
  • Boundary Waters Aquatic Center- 5000 Highway 92 Douglasville, GA 30135
  • Dog River Library- 6100 Highway 5 Douglasville, GA 30135

Saturday voting for General Election will be at the COURTHOUSE ONLY, Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 9am - 4pm

When voting on Election Day, November 6, YOU MUST GO TO YOUR ASSIGNED PRECINCT TO VOTE

Amendments on the Ballot:

We are voting on 5 Constitutional Amendments, and as usual they are very confusing.  When people ask me, I hesitate to advise them how to vote, but there is some information at several sites on the Internet.  Here are a couple I viewed:

https://taxdogs.wordpress.com/2018/10/14/georgia-constitutional-amendments-what-do-they-mean/

https://www.bigcanoenews.com/news/8631-georgia-2018-constitutional-amendments-and-resolutions

I DO have a formula I use when voting on Amendments to the GA Constitution:

  • Will its passage create another bureaucracy (unelected officials)?   If so, I vote NO
  • Is it redundant and already covered by an existing law?  If so, I vote NO.
  • How will it be funded…federal, state, or county government…or by an increase in tax?  DEPENDS
  • Does it take away from our rights?  If so, I vote NO.

Continued Questions regarding the Coroner

People continuously asked me what is happening in regards to the Coroner’s Office. 

First, any investigation of any potential illegal wrong doing woud be in the hands of the District Attorney.

Second, the numerous budget over-runs of that department fall within the fiscal responsibility of the Board of Commissioners.  Although I have often exposed some (my belief of unethical) issues in our BOC open meetings… with details backing the findings of my research… the majority of the BOC has continually given over to her requests for additional funds to cover her over-runs.  The use of the county vehicle and gasoline for her personal use is evident from county records; one month alone she put over 2600 miles on her county vehicle.  I suggested we take away the vehicle at a recent BOC meeting; however, the result by the majority of the BOC was an additional $21,000 in funds transferred to her budget to cover her most recent over-run.