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Athens-Clarke County Unified Government
Official website provides information on the mayor, the commission, ACC departments, the courts, budget documents, election results and more.

ACC from A to Z: A Guide to Athens-Clarke County Services
A guide providing contact information and explanations for everything from Absentee Ballots to the Zoo.

FY2013 Budget in Brief
A summary of the ACC annual operating and capital budget.

SPLOST
Information about ACC's Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax program.

Clarke County Board of Tax Assessors
Responsible for determining market value, taxability, and equalization of all property values within Clarke County. Provides online access to property records with information about ownership history and real estate values.

ACC Code of Ordinances
A searchable online version of the code of ordinances plus recent updates.

Staying on the Right Side of the Law
A handy flyer summarizing some local ordinances that you should know while visiting or living in the Athens community.

City of Winterville
An incorporated municipality located within Athens-Clarke County.

elections and voting

ACC Board of Elections
Election results (including detailed results by precinct), candidate information, voter registration information, a list of polling stations, maps of commission districts, and additional resources.

Georgia Election Results
Statewide, county-by-county, and precinct vote totals for federal and statewide offices, 1988-present.

Election Central
Coverage of candidates and elections from the Athens Banner Herald.

League of Women Voters of Georgia
Educates voters to make informed decisions by distributing nonpartisan, unbiased information about candidates, ballot referendums, and constitutional amendments.

Georgia Voter Registration Statistics
Data on active voters by race & gender for GA counties and municipalities.

Presidential Elections
Chart showing voting trends among Athens-Clarke County residents in Presidential elections 1980-2000.

politics and activism

Clarke County Democratic Committee

Clarke County Republican Committee

Common Ground Athens
A community resource center for progressive social change.

Blogs About Athens Politics

planning agencies

ACC Planning Department
The mission of the Planning Department is to manage community change effectively with regard to land use, transportation, historic preservation and overall development to achieve a positive environment that is productive and beneficial to all citizens of Athens-Clarke County.

ACC Planning Commission
A ten-member body composed of ACC residents appointed by the Mayor and Commission to deliberate and make recommendations regarding the Planning & Zoning code, the Comprehensive Plan, and other planning and development-related matters.

Northeast Georgia Regional Commission
NEGRC is responsible for serving the public interest of the state by promoting and implementing the comprehensive planning process. NEGRC serves a 12 county region with involvement in local and regional planning related to land use, transportation, natural resources, historic preservation, solid waste, economic development, aging and job training.

MACORTS: Madison Athens Clarke Oconee Regional Transportation Study
MACORTS is responsible for the comprehensive transportation planning process. Includes all of Athens-Clarke County, the northern half of Oconee County, and the southern portion of Madison County.

Georgia House of Representatives

Representative Regina Quick (117th District)

Representative Spencer Frye (118th District)

Representative Chuck Williams (119th District)

Georgia Senate

Senator Bill Cowsert (46th District)

Senator Frank Ginn (47th District)

Governor

Governor Nathan Deal

U.S. House of Representatives

Representative Paul Broun (10th District)

U.S. Senate

Senator Saxby Chambliss

Senator Johnny Isakson