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Newton County Receives 15,770 Absentee Ballot Requests, Up From Usual 200-300

Newton County Admin Building
Newton Holds Virtual BOE Meeting

Top Three Takeaways from 5-31-20 Meeting

Newton County received 15,770 absentee ballot requests by 5-10-20. In a usual election, the board receives about 200 – 300 absentee ballot requests.

There is an Absentee Ballot Drop box at the Newton County Administration Building, 1113 Usher Street, Covington, Georgia 30014 at the side entrance of the building. The drop box is for completed Absentee Ballots for the June 9, 2020 election.

The Newton County Board of Elections and Registration voted to close the Porter Library polling location on 5-11-20. They plan to advertise the closure in the newspaper, their website and the Secretary of State’s site.

Notes from Newton County Board of Elections and Registration Meeting 5-11-20 4pm

Notes from this meeting were taken by an attendee. For more information, contact Newton BOER at 770-784-2055. Click Here for the official meeting agenda.

Meeting called to order at 4:00PM

Absentee Ballot Drop box

Is currently at the administration building.

Newton County Advance Voting

The board is looking to close the Porter Memorial Library polling location because of reduced need due to the volume of absentee ballot applications they have received.

If they close the location, the board will have to advertise about the closure. They plan to do this through the website and local newspaper as well as on the Secretary of State’s site.

A motion was made and passed to close this location.


15,770 Absentee ballot requests not including today.

In a usual election, the board receives about 200-300 absentee ballot requests.

The board anticipates a lot of calls on election day due to mail in ballots

Currently there are 7 confirmed poll workers for early voting

The board has voted for next month’s meeting date to move from June 8, 2020 to

June 15, 2020 and to include certification of the elections.

Active Voters: 76,216

Inactive: 3,501

Voter Registration Applications: 1,002

Transfers out of county: 259

Cancellations were received in April 2020: 61

Public Comments

No Public Comments

Meeting Adjourned

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