Oconee County Board of Elections Meeting 08/20/20

Board Members:

  • Fran Davis, Chairperson
  • Doug Hammond
  • Jay Hanley, Vice Chair
  • Pam Hendrix, (R)
  • Ken Davis (D)

Meeting Notes:

  • Oconee is moving 5 precincts effective September 3 for voting day.
    • The moves end up merging two precincts into one at Grace Fellowship Church and two more into one at Bishop Baptist church and a 5th move to a new precinct and renamed “Middle Oconee”
  • Oconee is also moving its early voting location of the Board of Elections office at 10 Court Street to the Oconee County Civic Center.
  • Notices in the 8/20/20 legal organ are as follows for the moves/merges:
    • North Oconee High School precinct at 1081 Rocky Branch Road Bogart GA 30622 is moving to Grace Fellowship Church 1120 Malcolm Bridge Rd., Bogart, GA 30622.
    • North High Shoals Town Hall Precinct 260 Hillsboro Rd Bishop GA 30621 moving to Grace Fellowship Church 1120 Malcolm Bridge Road, Bogart, GA 30622.
    • Farmington Community Center Precinct 2890 Old Farmington Road Watkinsville GA 30677 moving to Bishop Baptist Church 1110 Old Bishop Road, Bishop, GA 30621
    • Bishop Area Community Center Precinct 4951 Macon Highway Bishop GA 30621 is moving to Bishop Baptist Church 1110 Old Bishop Rd Bishop, GA 30621
    • Athens Academy Spartan Center Precinct at 1281 Spartan Lane Athens GA 30606 is moving to Nations Church 8780 Macon Highway Athens GA 30606 and will be now called “Middle Oconee”
  • The minutes are vague as to why this is happening.
  • Unfortunately, Oconee did not reply to requests to live stream this summer. We contacted them again yesterday about concerns that individuals being “sheltered in place” by the executive order are being excluded from meetings that are not available in either live or digital format.
    • The meetings from Sept. 1 onward per citizen requests will now be live streamed on Facebook.

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

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