Stone Mountain-Lithonia Patch Election Guide
On Tuesday, Nov. 6, check back here for updates on the races and issues that will affect Stone Mountain-Lithonia.
Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 6.
What's on the ballot?
President of the United States. The presidential election features the Democratic incumbent, President Barack Obama, against the GOP nominee, Gov. Mitt Romney and Gary Johnson of the Libertarian Party.
Contest for State House Districts 86 and 93 seats. Voters also will decide between Lisa Kinnemore and incumbent Michele Henson for District 86 state representative; and between Christine "Tina" Hoffer and incumbent Dar'shun N. Kendrick for district 93 state rep.
District 5 and District 4 Congressional seats. Republican Howard Stopeck will face Democratic incumbent U.S. Rep. John Lewis for the District 5 Congressional seat. In the 4th Congressional District, incumbent Hank Johnson is opposed by J. Chris Vaughn.
There are several contested elections for state house and Senate seats. To see who's running, look at a sample ballot on the elections office webpage.
Hot button-issue: Also for voters to decide is whether the state can override local school boards' decisions on rejection of charter schools. The measure, House Resolution 1162, would mean amending the state's current constitution.
Click here for Patch's page on the charter school amendment, which includes articles and opinion pieces on the controversial amendment
Also on the ballot:
- Voters can 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.