Hancock County's historic courthouse burns

...west of Augusta. The building housed the county commissioners' office, Probate Court, Superior Court and the elections office.Beth Brown, a spokeswoman for the Association County Commissioners of Georgia, told The Macon Telegraph the building...

Officials say voter ID law working well in SC

...however, unless they show the ID at their county election office before officials certify results days later.Voters...voters have been able to get for free at their county election office since December 2012.As of July 1, some 23,186...

SC elections bill awaits vote in Senate

...South Carolina Public Interest Foundation has asked a judge to throw out a 2008 state law that allows each county election office to organize differently.The attorney general's office believes that law violates the state constitution's ban...

Turnout light so far in advance voting

...Augusta Municipal Building, with Democratic ballots outnumbering Republican ballots 173 to 49, according to the elections office.On the Republican ballot are a U.S. Senate primary runoff between Jack Kingston and David Perdue and a state...

Pardon Our Mess: Ordinance requires campaign signs be removed

...Friday reminding them to remove signs, said Board of Elections Director Lynn Bailey. In the past two weeks, the elections office has forwarded complaints about specific signs to the code office, which removed them."The amount of signs is...

Qualifying for elections opens today

...continues through business hours Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, and until noon Friday at the Board of Elections office at Augusta Municipal Building, 530 Greene St.The week doubles as the qualifying period for the May 20 state and...

District 6 to be five-way race for commissioner's seat

...five school board seats or two judgeships on the fifth day of local qualifying in the Richmond County Board of Elections office.With the only announced white mayoral candidate ? former District 1 Commissioner Matt Aitken ? withdrawing from...

Ron Cross, Doug Duncan easily win Columbia County Commission races

...said.Bartley. a builder by profession and a critic of Cross's administration, did not come by the Board of Elections office to watch results come in Tuesday night; nor did Hafeez Chaudhry, who only garnered about 24 percent of the vote...

School board incumbent Alex Howard qualifies to seek another term

...board and two judgeships began Monday. Candidates must pay a fee and swear they are qualified to hold the posts to be included on the ballot. Qualifying continues in the board of elections office, 530 Greene St., through noon Friday.

6 more qualify to seek Augusta offices

...far for the District 8 seat. The commission qualifying fee is $360.Qualifying for mayor, five commission seats, five school board posts and two judgeships continues through noon Friday in the board of elections office, 530 Greene St.