Board Members Present:
Mary Carole Cooney
Vernetta Keith Nuriddin
Dr. Kathleen Ruth
Aaron V. Johnson
Agenda was approved
- Asked last month not to use new machines
Asked to use paper ballots
Asked to increase staff and training
Equipment is expected at the end of February with Fulton county the last scheduled to get equipment
Rules and procedures haven’t been established
Security issues – can see the screen from a distance
- Asked for absentee ballots to be hand delivered at poll
Poll workers should verify absentee ballot
Asked for back up ballot for the machines
- Cost of the machines need to be considered
Fulton is spending >1/2 million dollars
2020 will be 1.3 million with 9 million over 10 years
Counties should choose system conversion
A pilot should be approved and adequately tested in all counties
Use with hand marked ballots
- Asked to consider all issues
E-poll book has issues
Encourage a safe, secure, physically sound is needed
All minutes were approved
Richard Barron is at a training for the new equipment (Dominion). Each division reported.
10 cities; 77 polling places; 61 precincts; 325,000 registered voters with 39,000 voters
Staff is scheduled for a two-day training
Still need training on e-poll pads
A real estate and assessment management company was hired to evaluate how to store new system
Four people are hired in election division
As of December 1, 2019 – 838,597 registered voters; 90,036 inactive
Hired 6 registration officers. Promoted one to supervisor and one resigned. Those positions will be filled in January
Ten supplemental staff were hired December 10.
Question from the board:
How are inactive people determined?
Change of Address at Post Office
No contact for five years
Returned mail (I know for a fact that the Post Office returns mail even with the correct address.)
No contact for two general elections.
Must respond by December 16
Changes in race, sex, update didn’t capture name or address
(this is off the top of the head of the Secretary of State.
Don’t have a full official list.
266 not verified due to the following incomplete information
Date of birth missing
First or last name missing
Two new hires out of the 13 approved
2020 supplemental staff will be hired January 2
Closing out 2019 expenses
Preparing packets for those who want to run for an office
Precinct Moving to new locations. Voters will be notified within 30 days. Changes were approved. (I wasn’t able to hear and follow the specifics but it should be available on the operations report once posted online.)
Precincts moving: 32/19, 33/19, 34/19, 35/19, 36/19, 37/19, 38/19 and 40/19
2020 Board Calendar was approved
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