Walker County Lays Out Plans for June 9th Election in 5-14-20 Meeting

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Walker County Board of Elections meeting 5-14-20

Walker County Board of Elections and Registration Meeting Highlights from 5-14-20

8710 absentee ballots have been mailed and 3481 received. Up from the usual 1000 absentee ballots.

Single early voting location at the elections office in the Walker County Courthouse due to COVID-19. The address is 103 S Duke Street LaFayette, GA 30728

To protect poll workers and voters from COVID-19, Walker county will be using face masks, hand sanitizer, gloves, alcohol wipes and will be wiping everything down hourly.

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Notes from Walker County Board of Elections and Registration Meeting 5-14-20 8:30am

Notes from this meeting were taken by an attendee. For more information, contact Walker BOER at (706) 638-4349. 

Board of Elections Members Present

Jim Buckner- Chair

Brian Joyce

Keith Edwards

Eddie Upshaw

Susan Darling (not present)

Danielle Montgomery- Director of Elections

 

The meeting ran from 8:30AM to 9:00AM.

Early Voting/Absentee Ballots

J.B: Early voting will begin in our office on 5-18-20 until 6-5-20 with Saturday voting on 5-30-20. This will be our only early voting location due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

D.M: We have processed and the state has mailed out 8710, and we have received back 3481 ballots so far. The most I can remember getting back in previous years is around 1000.

P.P.E

D.M: We will be using face masks, hand sanitizer, gloves, alcohol wipes and will be wiping everything down hourly. We have purchased 12 P.P.E. kits for each polling location and 22 sneeze guards. We have also purchased social distancing disks to put on the floor, and 3 foot screens will be installed to protect voters from each other while standing at the voting poll.

Meeting Adjourned

 

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