Athens-Clarke County passes resolution for Special Election on November 3rd

Summary:

On July 15, the Board of Commissioners passed a resolution for the board to hold a special election to fill the balance of the unexpired term of office for District 6 commissioner, Jerry NeSmith (deceased). This requires a call for qualifying the election and to notify the public through the local paper. From 9 am August 3rd – August 5th are the qualifying dates with a $450 fee.

Watch meeting.

Meeting Notes from Attendee:

Athens-Clarke County special called meeting 7/15/2020

  • Meeting called to order @ 1:00 pm
  • Reading of Board Member Oath of Office
  • Board Members: Jesse Evans, Charles Knapper, Patricia A. Till, Willa J. Fambrough, Rocky Raffle 
    • Cook: Is Ms.Till here
    • Ms.Till: Yes
  • This is a special called meeting to fill the commission seat which is vacant.
  • The Board of Commissioners passed a resolution for the board to hold a special election regarding this seat. This requires a call for qualifying the election and to notify the public through the local paper. From 9 am August 3rd – August 5th are the qualifying dates with a $450 fee.
  • Director Sosebee: “Some things to note:
    • The resolution requires a vote to proceed with the call
    • If we prorate the qualifying fee it would be $37.50 rather than $450. 
    • This election would be held in conjunction with the November 3rd election.”
  • Judd Drake: Correct if I’m wrong but I didn’t think we could prorate the qualifying fee.
  • Sosebee: You are correct. After looking through it we cannot do that.
  • Jesse Evans: Is this one motion or should we split this in two
  • Judd Drake: This would be two motions. One for the qualifying dates and one for the election.
  • The Motions for the Special Election and qualifying dates Pass Unanimously
  • Public Comments: None at this time
  • Meeting Adjourned

Due to COVID-19, citizens wishing to address the Board of Elections may submit written comments to the Board Members prior to the start of meetings.

Jesse Evans, Chairperson evans.jesse.accboe@gmail.com
Charles Knapper, Assistant Chairperson knappercq@msn.com
Willa Fambrough, Secretary icook_ieforyou@bellsouth.net
Ann Till, Member patricia.till@accgov.com
Rocky Raffle, Member rocky.raffle@accgov.com


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