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Camden County Board of Elections Meeting 05/20/21

Kyle Rapp presided. The room is huge, there are no mikes and it was very difficult for me to hear and understand all that was said.  There were a few public comments both at the beginning and end of the meeting by a white woman who is part of the NAACP, etc. I couldn’t understand what she said but I think she keeps a sharp eye on things in Camden County. Most of the meeting was Shannon Nettles, the elections supervisor, reporting to the BOE and the exchanges that resulted.  Jannett Bradford was the most responsive of the BOE. She commended the staff for being non-partisan and said the election was performed without reproach. The most positive item discussed was ERIC, a computer program that 30 states including Georgia use to ensure secure and accurate voter rolls, tracking people who move, removing the dead and inaccurate duplicates, etc. There were complaints about senate bill 202, the cost of having to “staff” ballot boxes and having to provide some of the requirements such as a box within each precinct for every 250 people. Apparently no one has ever had to wait longer than an hour in Camden County. There were a few questions about the changes that will be required when the census data is available in September about the specifics of how Georgia added  one million people since the last census.

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