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Now available: Log in to GALILEO with your PINES card account!

Access to our online resources through GALILEO has been streamlined. Now you can log in to GALILEO databases on athenslibrary.org from home using your PINES library card number and PIN – no more contacting the library to get the GALILEO password! You can still use the GALILEO password, but some databases will work better using the PINES login.

To get started, simply log into your PINES account on our website, and then visit our Online Library. You can also go straight to our Online Library and click on a database to be redirected to the PINES account log-in prompt.

Can't remember your account PIN? Contact your library for assistance. Don't have a PINES library card? Stop by your library to sign up in person, or sign up for a digital card here.

Step by step instructions for logging into our online resources using your PINES account are available here.

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Stay strong, not stressed with tutor.com 

tutor.com can help you get your homework done, write your paper, or study for your test so that you can get back to your life. If you’re getting frustrated, Tutor.com can help you get unstuck. 

Create a FREE account or log in through Athens Regional Library System to get the help you need, online and on-demand. Tutors are available 2-9 pm, every day.
 
Students and parents can get help with any kind of academic question in math, science, English, social studies and writing. Expert tutors work with students in kindergarten through 12th grade and can even help with AP®-level and intro-level college coursework. Connecting with a tutor is easy. You just need your library card and any Internet-connected device. Head to tutor.com/athensregional to give it a try!

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Weiss Financial Ratings now available!

The library now offers free online access to Weiss Financial Ratings! Whether you’re creating your first budget, keeping tabs on your investments, searching for the best car insurance company, or figuring out the best Medicare supplement insurance plan for retirement, Weiss Financial Ratings Series has something for you!  

With access to more than 40,000 investment ratings on stocks, mutual funds, and exchange traded funds, and 21,000 safety ratings on banks, credit unions, and insurance companies, you’ll enjoy unprecedented coverage of the investments and companies you want to follow. 
 
Click here to get started.
 
Or visit our quick tutorial at Niche Academy here to learn more!

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Make a difference in your community with a library career!

Have you ever thought about working at the library? It’s a great way to serve your community in a fulfilling career. We have 11 locations in Athens-Clarke, Franklin, Madison, Oconee and Oglethorpe counties and offer a range of full-time and part-time positions in a safe, creative and fun environment. Check our employment opportunities page to learn about current job openings in the Athens Regional Library System. 

¿Has pensado alguna vez en trabajar en la biblioteca?  Sería una gran manera de tener una carrera gratíficante y servir a tu comunidad! Tenemos 11 sucursales en  los condados de Athens-Clarke, Franklin, Madison, Oconee y Oglethorpe y ofrecemos una gran variedad de trabajos a tiempo completo y tiempo-parcial en un ambiente seguro, divertido, y creativo.  Al momento tenemos un trabajo a tiempo completo y un trabajo a tiempo parcial en la biblioteca de Pinewoods, nuestra sucursal bilingue. Chequea nuestra página de ofertas de empleo y descubre los trabajos que ofrecemos en Athens Regional Library System.

Explore Heritage Room’s new online archival catalog

Through a partnership with the Digital Library of Georgia, many items in the Heritage Room’s collection are now viewable and searchable in our new archival catalog! Since 1992, the Heritage Room has collected archival material related to the Athens-Clarke County area, such as Civil War era photos of soldiers, city engineering records related to the emergence of local sewer and water systems, photos of downtown homes taken by Charles Rowland (owner of the Beechhaven property) and many, many more! Enjoy exploring our physical collections and our digitized materials in the archival catalog. Need help finding something? Email heritageroomref@athenslibrary.org or give us a call at (706) 613-3650 ext. 350. Photo from the Georgia Postcard collection held at the Athens-Clarke County Library. 

Elections

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Important DatesDates and Candidates by County | Statewide Candidates | Voter Information 


 IMPORTANT DATES

  • DEADLINES
    • 4 - voter registration for Nov. 2 General Election
  • Election Dates
    • November 2 - General Election
  • Qualifying Candidates

Early voting for the November 3 election begins October 12 and runs through October 29. Check your county for early voting locations and times.

Voter Information

Register to Vote

Voter Registration forms are available at libraries in the Athens Regional Library System.  Please contact your library to arrange to pick one up.

Voter Registration Information - information from the Secretary of State on how to register to vote

Register to Vote Online - register to vote here, the deadline for the November 2 election is October 4

Paper Voter Registration Form - PDF fillable form to register to vote. Must be filled out, printed, and mailed.

Registered Voters

My Georgia Voter Page - registered voters can login to this site to do the following: change their voter information, get directions to their polling place, view early voting locations and times, see county registrar information, see current elected officials, and see current qualified candidates.

Advanced Voting

Absentee Ballot Request (online form) Voters can request an absentee ballot online; this is an online form and does not need to be printed or signed.

Absentee Ballot Request (paper form) Voters can fill out and print the form on this page to request an absentee ballot be mailed to your address

Advanced Voting Location Information From the Georgia Secretary of State’s Elections Division. Allows voters to look up the location and times for advance voting by county. 

Important Dates | Dates and Candidates by County | Statewide Candidates | Voter Information

BY COUNTY

●      Clarke

●      Franklin

●      Madison

●      Oconee

●      Oglethorpe

STATEWIDE

●      State House Districts (all region)

●      State Senate Districts (all region)

●      U.S. House Districts (all region)

●      U.S. Senate

Federal

●     U.S. President

Clarke

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

Vote for Renewal of 1% Educational Sales Tax

Candidates

  • City of Winterville
    • City Counsel
      • Bruce Johnson
      • Gary A. Snow (Incumbent)
    • For City Council (To Fill the Unexpired Term of Mary Quinn, Resigned)
      • Mark Farmer
      • Melissa Metzger

Important Dates | Dates and Candidates by County | Statewide Candidates | Voter Information

Franklin

Board of Elections Website: https://www.franklincountyga.gov/elections-registration

Candidates

  • Canon
    • Mayor
      • Annie Wallace (Incumbent)
    • City Council
      • Dale Garner (Incumbent)
      • William Minish
      • Cullen Morgan (Incumbent)
  • Carnesville
    • City Council (two seats up for election)
      • Mike Barrett
      • Wesley Dove (Incumbent)
      • Angie Smith
  • Franklin Springs
    • Mayor
      • Lee Moore (Incumbent)
    • City Council (two seats up for election)
      • Joshua Walden
      • Tom Wilson (Incumbent)
  • Lavonia
    • Council Post 1
      • Michael Schulman (Incumbent)
      • Michelle Whitworth
    • Council Post 2
      • Jeremy Madden

Important Dates | Dates and Candidates by County | Statewide Candidates | Voter Information

Madison

Board of Elections: http://www.mcelections.net/

Candidates

  • Board of Commissioners
    • County Commissioner, District 3
      • Melanie Dove
      • Frank May
      • Marilyn Walton

Important Dates | Dates and Candidates by County | Statewide Candidates | Voter Information

Oconee

Board of Elections:  https://www.oconeecounty.com/247/Elections-Registration

Vote for TSPLOST (Transportation Special Sales and Use Tax)

Candidates

Town of Bishop

  • Mayor
    • Johnny Pritchett
  • Council Post 1
    • Charles (Chuck) B. Hadden
  • Council Post 2
    • Deborah Lucas
  • Council Post 3
    • Drew Kurtz
  • Council Post 4
    • Melody (Mindy) Porterfield

Town of North High Shoals

  • Mayor
    • Violet H. Dawe
  • Council Post 3
    • Eric Wright
  • Council Post 4
  •          Hilda Kurtz (Incumbent)
  • Council Post 5
    • Meagan Cundiff
    • Jared D. Strickland

City of Watkinsville

  • Mayor
    • Rebecca Billings
    • Brian J. Brodrick (Incumbent)
  • Council Post 1
    • Chuck Garrett (Incumbent)
  • Council Post 2
    • Connie L. Massey (Incumbent)
    • Carolyn A. Maultsby

Important Dates | Dates and Candidates by County | Statewide Candidates | Voter Information

Oglethorpe

Board of Elections website https://www.oglethorpecountyga.gov/elections

There are no elections in Oglethorpe County on November 2, 2021.

Important Dates | Dates and Candidates by County | Statewide Candidates | Voter Information

Important Dates | Dates and Candidates by County | Statewide Candidates | Voter Information

State-wide

There are no state elections for November 2, 2021.

Important Dates | Dates and Candidates by County | Statewide Candidates | Voter Information

Other voter resources

Resources for Voters with Disabilities - resources to help voters with disabilities vote

Military and Overseas Voting Information - information for American citizens who are currently overseas on how request and submit their ballot

 

Research Issues:

BallotReady  Aggregates content from candidates’ websites, social media, press, endorsers and board of elections for comprehensive, nonpartisan information about the candidates and referendums.

Vote Smart Free, unbiased, in-depth information about current officials, candidates, issues, legislation, and voting.

Gov Track A nonpartisan website helping the American public track legislation in the U.S. Congress and be effective advocates for their issues.

Federal Elections Commission See how candidates and committees raise and spend money in federal elections.

Fact-Checking

AllSides  Offers perspectives on topical news stories from the left, center, and from the right, plus a ‘media bias rating.'

Fact.Check.org a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center; is non-partisan and monitors for political accuracy

Politifact.com by the Poynter Institute, fact-checks political content

Election & Candidate Information by County

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