Friday, May 25, 2012
This week, Connect Georgia 2012 officially launched the 2012 Regional Transportation Referendum campaign for the July 31 vote. Through the Georgia Transportation Alliance – a Georgia Chamber affiliate – Connect Georgia is leading the 11 regional referendum campaigns outside metro Atlanta.
“There is no question that the outcome of these regional campaigns will chart the future course of economic development in that area for years to come,” said Georgia Chamber President and CEO Chris Clark. “The business community has made it clear it needs modern infrastructure to effectively compete with other states for jobs and investment, and with the regional project lists offering a combination of local control and accountability never seen before in Georgia, areas across the state have a tremendous opportunity in front of them to address specific transportation issues and support current and future business needs.”
For complete information on the Connect Georgia 2012 campaign as well as specific regional information, please visit the Connect Georgia website and the links below.
Connect Georgia: What You Need to Know
Looking for a great snapshot of what is at stake July 31? Connect Georgia has a complete page dedicated to the basic information every voter should know about the transportation referendum.
Visit Connect Georgia’s What You Need to Know page to find out more.
Everything from fact sheets, brochures, campaign buttons and revenue projections are available and downloadable at the Connect Georgia Materials page.
Learn more, get involved in your local campaign!
The Connect Georgia website offers voters a comprehensive overview of each of the 11 regional campaigns and their project lists – alongside local coverage of the latest news, information and how you can get involved at the local level.
Please visit Connect Georgia’s regional portal for more information.
Deadline for new voter registration is July 2!
In order to be eligible to participate in your region’s July 31 transportation referendum, you must be registered to vote by Monday, July 2. The Georgia Secretary of State’s office provides state residents several tools to check on your voter status.
Click here to visit the My Voter Page and check registration status.
Click here if you are not registered to vote and need to submit an online application
Candidate Qualifying Ends Friday
The qualifying period for candidates who plan on running for elected office this year ends Friday, May 25 at noon. The Georgia Secretary of State’s office has a complete listing of every candidate who qualifies to run in any eligible statewide, Congressional, General Assembly, district attorney or judicial elections.
Click here to view a real-time listing of qualified candidates
The Georgia Chamber will be providing continued news and updates throughout the 2012 election cycle.
Click here to visit the Chamber's Advocacy page and scroll down to view the 2012 Election Central section
U.S. Chamber announces Congressional endorsements
Several members of Georgia’s Congressional delegation have received official endorsements from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce: