Ware County Board of Elections Meeting 08/14/20

Meeting Called to Order 4:05 pm

Agenda Adopted

Sunday Voting Discussion

Around 22,000 voters are in county 

Looking at a way to reduce lines. Sunday voting is brought up.

Currently at some locations the board is only able to put in only 5 machines due to social distancing limitations.

A board member brings up sunday voting as absolutely necessary to both be fair to citizens schedules and as a way to cut down lines

Motion made to accept sunday voting on October 18th.

Approved

June 9th Minutes 

Approved

Public Hearing

None

Old Business

None

New Business

The Director makes a suggestion to the board to hire younger more technically savvy college students to help with equipment on election day in November. They could mark this as community service and get a stipend. 

Female Board Member: *Muffled could not hear

The Board Agrees with the Director’s suggestion.

A member notes that these students will need equipment and Poll worker training in addition to a background check.

Poll workers might also need a refresher training in between runoffs and Elections,

One member makes a point to tell other board members that they should get anyone interested in becoming poll workers as the county is in desperate need of them.

Poll worker training starts early September.

Next Meeting

Friday, August 21st @ 2PM


Did you know that the public can attend Board of Registration and Elections meetings? 

These meetings are open to the public by Georgia law. Georgia Open Meetings Act.

Become a Peanut Gallery Volunteer Monitor at our next training on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 6 pm. Sign up Here

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s