Douglas County Board of Elections Meeting 09/09/21

Members present: Myesha Good (chair), Maurice Hurry, Robert Proctor

Director: Milton Kidd

Office operations

  1. M. Kidd reported he and staff attended training provided by the Georgia Association of Elections and Voter Registration Officials, starting August 28.
  2. A staff member reported they have received and verified ballot proofs for the November election. 
  3. A staff person reported they do not have a date yet for the redistricting session that will determine districts for the 2022 elections.
  4. Kidd reported they are working with the county to name a new board member.
  5. Staff reported that 96 names have been received of persons applying to register but who do not meet the residency requirements. They are sending notices to those individuals who have to resolve the discrepancy by October 4. 
  6. Staff reported they are working on purchasing a truck, out of grant funds, to move voting equipment.
  7. Staff reported they are beginning to process absentee ballot applications. They are in the 78-day window that is required by law. 
  8. Staff reported they have completed the first training session for deputy registrars that is provided to organizations planning on holding voter registration drives. They are working with organizations for future training dates, which will be posted on the website. The organizations holding drives will also be noted on the website. Chairwoman Good attended the training and commended it, urging other board members to attend a future session.

Old business

  1. Staff reported they have extended the timeframe for the digital signs about the elections to the first day of early voting.
  2. Kidd gave an overview of a case that went to the State Elections Board, in which Douglas County was accused of not processing an absentee ballot. The state board found the case was unsubstantiated.

New business

  1. Staff announced they will be holding community outreach events on September 18 and 26, in which they will be providing elections information and registering voters.
  2. Kidd said early voting will go from October 12 to the 29th.

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.

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