For the safety of our patrons and with a continued effort to “flatten the curve," all Athens Regional Library System branches in Athens-Clarke, Franklin, Madison, Oconee and Oglethorpe counties will remain closed until such time that it is deemed safe to reopen to the public. Library staff remain on the job  serving our communities virtually.  Please feel free to contact us at http://athenslibrary.org/homepage/regional-information/contact-us if you have any questions regarding library service during this time. We will update the community as more information becomes available.

We're Still Here for You! 


Our libraries are adapting to meet your reading needs. reading on the porchWe are expanding our digital eBook, e-Magazines, and e-audiobook collection by 80%, including many new eleases and in-demand titles. We invite you to visit our online library to log in to
 RBDigital and browse our collection! Don't forget... we also have a digital collection for younger readers through eRead Kids! eRead Kids, offered by Athens Regional Library System and Georgia Public Library Services, has nearly 15,000 ebooks and audiobooks for children from pre-k through fourth grade. Download books straight to your computer or mobile device. Don't have a library card? We've got you covered! Keep calm and read on!

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Sign up now for a digital-only library card and take advantage of everything on our website, including our downloadable collection of digital eBooks, audiobooks and magazines. It’s easy! Remember you must include your email address on the online form!

Share your family's experiences as part of our library's community archive

Are you keeping a journal of your experiences during the coronavirus pandemic?share your story Did you post a photo on social media of empty shelves at the grocery store? Whether you’re writing in an old school diary or recording voice memos, everyone's experience is unique. The Heritage Room at Athens-Clarke County Library wants to help preserve our community’s story of this unprecedented time in our collective history. Our goal is to collect stories and vignettes of community members’ daily lives in an archive to share with future students, historians and researchers.


We are interested in stories from everyday people. We want to know how you are keeping in touch with your friends and family during this time of social distancing, along with the challenges of working from home with no childcare. No story is too small! How you collect your thoughts is up to you: write in a journal, take photos or videos, record voice memos or even save social media posts. Full details are available here using a Google account. If you don't have a Google account, use this link.

Virtual Storytime! virtual story timeCheck out our schedule for the amazing fun we have in store for you! Every day, Monday through Friday at 10:30 a.m.

Need to brighten up your morning? Join some of your favorite storytime folks from around the region right here on Facebook! We'll be live streaming from various locations with your favorite songs, rhymes and books! The more we get together...the happier we'll be! Check out the schedule as we share virtual storytimes from all of our regional library facebook pages.

Elections

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A Nonpartisan Resource

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Primary Election: the process by which voters can indicate their preference for a candidate in an upcoming general election and narrows the field of candidates for various elected offices at the Federal, State, and Local levels of government.

2020 Candidates will be added after Primary selection.


 IMPORTANT DATES

    • DEADLINES
      • Feb. 24 - voter registration for March 24 primary
      • April 20 - voter registration for May 19 General Primary Election 
      • Oct. 5 - voter registration for Nov. 3 General Election
    • Election Dates
      • May 19 - General & Presidential Primary Election
      • July 21 - General Primary Runoff
      • November 3 - General Election
    • Qualifying Candidates


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BY COUNTY

STATEWIDE

Clarke

Website: https://www.athensclarkecounty.com/160/Board-of-Elections


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Oconee

    Website: https://www.oconeecounty.com/247/Elections-Registration

    Candidates

    • Board of Commissioners
      • Chair
        • Carol Bennett (R)
        • John Daniell (I, R)
        • Johnny Pritchett (R)
        • Eric Gisler (D)
      • Post 1
        • John Laster (R)
        • Mark Thomas (I, R)
      • Post 4
        • Maria Caudill (R)
        • Mark Saxon (I, R)
    • Board of Education
      • Post 1
        • Tom Odom (I, R)
      • Post 4
        • Tim Burgess (R)
        • Laura Williams Ormes (D)
      • Post 5
        • Michael D. Ransom (R)
        • Adam Spence (R)
        • Joan E Parker (D)
    • Sheriff


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    Madison

    Website: http://www.mcelections.net/

    Candidates

    • County Commissioner, District 1
      • Dennis F. Adams 
      • Stanley Thomas
    • Tax Commissioner
      • Milton Lamar Dalton, Jr. 
    • Chairman, Board of Commissioners
      • Larry M. Cox
      • Todd Higdon
      • John D. Scarborough
      • Rhonda S. Wooten
    • Coroner
      • Julie K. Harrison 
    • Sheriff
      • James Michael Moore
    • County Surveyor 
      • Gary S. Harvin, Jr. 
    • Clerk of Superior Court
      • Katie Cross 
      • Casey R. Luke 
    • County Commissioner, District 2
      • Terry P. Chandler
      • Grant Gillespie
      • Larry R. Stewart
      • Conolus Scott 
    • Judge of Probate Court 
      • Walter Cody Cross
    • Board of Education, District 3
      • Cindy Nash
      • Jeff Stickland
    • Board of Education, District 4
      • Byron J. Lee
    • Board of Education, District 5
      • Cynthia Fortson
      • Brenda Moon 

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    Oglethorpe

    Website: https://www.oglethorpecountyga.gov/copy-of-tax-assessor-1

    Candidates

      • Sheriff
        • David Gabriel (I, R)
        • Tommy Wheless (R)
        • Don Waldroup (D)
      • Magistrate Judge
        • Gail Smith (I, R)
        • Debra J. Potts 
        • Megan Coile 
        • Samantha Fulghum Mathe 
      • Coroner
        • Howard Sanders (I) (R)
      • Tax Commissioner
        • Sheila Arnold (I) (R)
      • Probate Judge
        • Kayla Harris Miller (I)
      • Clerk of Court
        • Kelly Paradise Smith (I) (R)
      • Board of Commissioners
        • Chairman
          • Billy Pittard (I) will not be seeking re-election
          • Jason Lewis (R)
          • Jay Paul ( R )
        • County Commissioner, District 2
          • Andy Saxon (I) (R)
          • Larry Nackerud (D)
        • County Commissioner, District 4
          • Robert Shane Blocker (R)
          • William Curtis Brown (R)
          • Janet Hill (D)
      • Board of Education
        • Post 1
          • Collin Cherry (I) (R) 
          • Noah Merck (D)
        • District 2
          • Tim Poole (I) (R) 
        • District 4
          • Jake Wilcox (R)


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    Franklin

    Website: https://www.franklincountyga.gov/elections-registrations/

    Candidates

    • Board of Commissioners
      • Chairman
        • Thomas Bridges
        • Britt Ginn (R)
        • Jason K. Macomson (R)
        • Christopher T. Roach (R)
      • District 1
        • Robert Franklin (I, R)
        • Sheila Baker (R)
        • Doris Warwick (R)
      • District 2
        • Kyle Foster (R)
        • Dawn Holcomb (R)
    • Sheriff 
      • Scott R. Andrews (R)
      • Stevie Thomas (I, R)
    • Board of Education
      • Post 1
        • Eric Burrell (I, R)
        • Gary Minyard (R)
      • Post 2
        • Kent Hall (R)
        • Jo Beth James (I, R)
    • Clerk of Superior Court
      • Tonya Bridges (R)
      • Nick Fowler (R)
      • Heather Vaughn Hill (R)
    • Coroner
      • Scott O'Barr


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     State-wide

    State House Districts

    State Senate

    U.S. House of Representatives

    • District 10
      • Jody Hice (I, R)
      • Clyde Elrod (D)
      • Andrew Ferguson (D)
      • Tabitha Johnson-Green (D)
    • District 9 (incumbent not running)
      • Michael Boggus (R)
      • Paul Broun (R)
      • Andrew Clyde (R)
      • Matt Gurtler (R)
      • Maria Strickland (R)
      • Kevin Tanner (R)
      • Ethan Underwood (R)
      • Kellie Weeks (R)
      • John K. Wilkinson (R)
      • Devin Pandy (D)
      • Dan Wilson (D)

    U.S. Senate

    • May general primary
      • David Purdue (I, R)
      • Sarah Riggs Amico (D)
      • Marckeith Dejesus (D)
      • James Knox (D)
      • Triciacarpenter McCracken (D)
      • Jon Ossoff (D)
      • Maya Dillard Smith (D)
      • Teresa Tomlinson (D)
    • November 3 General Election (former Isakson seat -- Jungle Primary)
      • Doug Collins (R)
      • Derrick E. Grayson (R)
      • A. Wayne Johnson (R)
      • Kelly Loeffler (I,R)
      • Kandiss Taylor (R)
      • Tamara Johnson-Shealey (D)
      • Matt Lieberman (D)
      • Joy Felicia Slade (D)
      • Ed Tarver (D)
      • Richard Dien Winfield (D)
      • Brian Slowinski (L)
      • Al Bartell (I)
      • Allen Buckley (I)
      • Rod Mack (Write-in)
    • Public Service Commission (1 seat)
    • Northern Judicial Circuit
      • Superior Court Judge 
        • Harvey Wasserman

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