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The present demographic mix of North Georgia's elected officials, I believe, is the result of the will of the electorate. Should that electorate's demography change and should any legally qualifying candidate, regardless of gender, race or creed, run for office and be legally elected then the diversity of elected officials will change. If the legal citizens of those areas want further change then they should get out and register then go and vote every ballot counts.

However do not to write/construct an article for the purpose of implying that North Georgia's presently legally elected officials are the result of some "Good o Boy " cronyism. I find this insulting and not certain if it abides by journalism 101.

To the authors I say, If you truly want to aid in educating readers in an unbiased fashion both the legal and nonlegal residents alike as to how democratic elections work then why don't you educate them as to the legal criteria one must meet to be eligible to vote and perhaps volunteering your time the newspaper resources by holding registration drives to build the critical mass within the electorate and leverage change. That is if a balanced unbiased approach doesn't conflict your leaderships political agenda.

October 19, 2011 at 10:05 a.m.

VOTER QUALIFICATIONS

To register to vote in the state of Georgia, you must be:

* A citizen of the United States
* A legal resident of Georgia and of the County in which you wish to vote
* 18 years old by election day (17 at time of registration)

You may not register to vote if you are currently:

* Serving any sentence imposed by conviction of a felony
* Judicially determined to be mentally incompetent

In the state of Georgia, you do not have to register by political party to vote in the state's regular primaries or general elections. However, for primary elections you must declare a party preference when casting your vote.

October 19, 2011 at 9:32 a.m.

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September 20, 2011 at 8:01 p.m.
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