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Rare Petition Success for a Georgia Countywide Independent Candidate

On the evening of August 1, Cherokee County (Georgia) officials announced that independent candidate Carolyn Cosby had enough valid signatures on her independent candidate petition to be on the ballot for Chair of the County Commission. See this story.

County election officials, according to the story, were overburdened by having to check the 7,722 signatures she submitted. She needed 5,982 valid signatures, and 6,012 were held valid. The process lasted from July 8 until August 1. Cosby will be the only candidate on the November ballot other than the Republican nominee.

During the petition drive, complaints were filed against Cosby for petitioning on post office sidewalks. See this story. Technically, circulators can stand on interior postal sidewalks with petition clipboards, but if anyone wants to sign, the circulator and signer must leave the sidewalk and go someplace else while the voter signs.

Cherokee County has a population of 214,346 and is north of Atlanta.

One Response

  1. “Technically, circulators can stand on interior postal sidewalks with petition clipboards, but if anyone wants to sign, the circulator and signer must leave the sidewalk and go someplace else while the voter signs.”

    Well that’s dumb.

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