Since 2006, when another blogger and I collaborated to bring you “Battle for the General Assembly” (a guide to that year’s state legislative races), this site has sought ways to pool resources in an effort to bring you the most comprehensive and usable information about your ballot.
In partnership with Nooga.com
This year, I am happy to announce a partnership with Nooga.com to provide Chattanooga and Hamilton County voters with a comprehensive* voter guide for the upcoming August election. I want it to be clear that Nooga’s managing editor and political reporter have put in the lion’s share of the work on it, but that I did contribute significantly.
In addition, I remain committed to the statewide project that comprises the pages below:
Thank you for doing you civic duty: not only voting, but doing your best to find your best fit among the candidates and ballot questions. Continue to let me know how I can increase the value this site brings.
*I realize that, at the moment, the judicial retention questions are not yet included. I’m working on those.
As I often say, to the agony of everyone else: forum, or against ‘em, you be the judge.
The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports that it is co-sponsoring with the Chattanooga Bar Association a forum featuring the candidates running in the August 2 election for General Sessions Court, Division 5. The candidates are:
What is on the ballot tomorrow? I’m using a Hamilton County ballot in Commission District Three for the most detail. The only sections that will be the same statewide are the presidential candidates and the GOP at-large delegates.
Beyond that, variations occur by congressional district (for GOP delegates) and by county. I know Anderson County is electing a mayor this year, and there are several judicial elections in Davidson County. Check with your county election commission. Here are the candidates: Continue reading →
Seven elective offices are being filled in Hamilton County in 2012: five as regularly scheduled (four school board seats and the property assessor), and two so that voters can fill vacant positions that currently have interim appointees (county mayor and a county commission seat). Continue reading →