Oconee County Board of Elections Call for Special Election in November




The Oconee County Board of Elections called for a special election to take place in November to fill a vacancy of Post 3, due to the passing of Bubba Wilkes. The following includes brief notes taken by a Peanut Gallery volunteer as a public service only. Contact the Oconee County Board of Elections for questions or official information.

Oconee County Board of Elections meeting April 7, 2020, 5 p.m.

Fran Leathers – Director and Chair of Oconee Board of Elections held the meeting.

The meeting lasted 4:36 – just over 4 minutes

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the meeting will be held on Facebook Live with Board Members calling in


Link: https://www.facebook.com/oconeecountygaboe/?hc_ref=ART83CPJqyx8etpa3gae8q03K0S_HbqtpCp3LXC6WJX9DbaEBLDJH9UV1mT9Cdg8OpM&fref=nf&__tn__=kC-R


Board Members in attendance Jay Hanley, Doug Hammond, Ken Davis, Kirk Shook


Our first item is the approval of the from 2-4-20 meeting minutes. Minutes approved.


The next item on the agenda is the Call for a Special Election. Due to the recent passing of our dear friend Bubba Wilkes, it’s necessary to hold a special election to fill the vacancy of Post 3 of our Board of Commissioners to replace him on Nov. 3. Qualifying for Post 3 is August 17-19 8:30am – 4:30pm at the Board of Elections office. Qualifying fee $638.50.


Is there there any discussion on the call for a special election? None. Is there motion for the special election on Nov. 3 for Post 3?.. Jay Hanley made a motion. Ken Davis seconded. Motion passed


The call for a special election will be published in the April 16 edition of the Oconee Enterprise


Motion to Adjourn – Motion passed.


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