The Voting Page
In the Morgan County voting war, women rule.
In a report issued last week at the Morgan County Board of Elections meeting, Bobby Howington, Morgan County elections supervisor, reported that as of October 1, 2008, 5,651 women were registered to vote compared to 4,836 men.
Percentage–wise, women outnumber male voters roughly 54 percent to 46 percent. There are a total of 10,748 active registered voters in Morgan County, the report states.
Along racial lines, white voters comprise roughly 75 percent (8,106) of registered voters compared to 22 percent (2,363) of African–American voters. Asian and Hispanic voters account for the remaining registered voters.
In fact, in every precinct in Morgan County, women voters hold a substantial lead in the number of active registered voters. Across the board in every Morgan County precinct, women rule the voting block.
So the question is, where will the vote go?
We’ll find out, soon.
It bears repeating in this space that the information gleaned from the Morgan County Board of Elections is vast and deep.
Since the board was composed, there have been some rough starts. Political in–fighting thwarted some initial inertia on the board. Now, however, a strong board seems to be in place. The board has taken a proactive stance towards the execution of the local, state and national election process. Monthly meetings have become distilled to discussing election issues, processes, regulations and rules. The members have become educated in the process and seem to be up for the task.
We’ll find out soon. With predictions as high as an 80 percent turnout November 4, their efficiencies will be tested.
Early Voting begins Monday, September 22.
Advance Voting runs from Monday, October 27 to Friday, October 31.
Early/Advance Voting can be completed in person at the Morgan County Board of
Elections/Registrar's Office, 434 Hancock Street in Madison,
Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The General Election will be held Tuesday, November 4 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at precinct locations.
Accepted Georgia Voter ID
Any valid state or federal government-issued photo ID, including a FREE Voter Identification Card
A Georgia Driver's License, even if expired
Valid employee photo ID from any branch, department, agency or entity of the U.S. Government, Georgia, or any county, municipality, board, authority or other entity of this state
Valid U.S. passport ID
Valid U.S. military photo ID
Valid tribal photo ID
The Morgan County Registrar's Office received 473 registration forms for the month of
September. There are over 11,000 residents eligible to vote in Morgan County.