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2012 General Election Voting Today

November 6, 2012

Voters head to the polls today to cast ballots for the general election. If you haven't already voted this morning, log into My Voter Page to find your polling location and review a sample ballot.

State Parks Closed to Public for Deer Quota Hunts

November 5, 2012

Each fall, to prevent deer overpopulation, hunters spend select days culling herds, travelling from one state park to another. Starting tomorrow, Hard Labor Creek State Park will temporarily close to the public during its quota hunt. See the full schedule of park closures.

Unemployment Insurance Benefits Move to Electronic Delivery

November 2, 2012

Starting today, all recipients of unemployment insurance will get benefits electronically, either through direct bank deposit or debit card.

Peach Pass Updates Available on Mobile

November 1, 2012

To make an exhausting commute seem less so, the Peach Pass GO! mobile app lets commuters check their account balances, change their toll mode and review their billing statements at a moment's notice.

Last Days to Vote Early for the November 6 General Election

October 31, 2012

Early voting ends this Friday, November 2. To find polling locations near you, log into My Voter Page or visit the poll locator.

November 6 Ballot Question: Multi-Year Leases for State Agencies

October 30, 2012

During the last legislative session, the Georgia General Assembly passed Senate Bill 37, a bill that this election will allow voters to decide whether state agencies can enter multi-year lease agreements.

November Is National Adoption Month

October 25, 2012

November is National Adoption Month – a time to raise awareness about the need for adoptive families for the children in Georgia’s care. There are an estimated 7,600 foster care children in Georgia that are in need of loving homes and families.

How to Dispose of Scrap Tires

October 25, 2012

In communities around the state, residents have for some years now raised concerns about the improper disposal of scrap tires, a trend that threatens both environmental and public health.

Find Your Early Voting Locations

October 24, 2012

Since early voting began last week, more than 500,000 voters have cast ballots either in person or by absentee ballot. To join these early voters, find polling locations near you by logging into My Voter Page or visiting the poll locator.

October Is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

October 22, 2012

The opportunity to earn a living and be self-supporting is a broadly held goal by Americans. Work is a foundation of stability for individuals and can give one’s life meaning and purpose. Unfortunately, the rate and level of employment for people with disabilities is staggeringly low. Labor force participation is 22% for people with disabilities as compared to 69% for people without disabilities.

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