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Cobb County Board of Elections Meeting 10/10/2022

Meeting Called to order

Public Comments

Eugene Williams: I have submitted 111 Challenges with no identifiable addresses like apartments with no unit number. We looked the addresses up with the melissa system and it failed.

I also challenged some folks at Kennesaw and Marietta campuses. Do we know if these people even exist?

I wanted to comment on that last meeting where I challenged 145 voters registered both here and in Florida

Kaitlyn May(ACLU): The right to vote is sacred. Bare-bone challenges like these which use just some data and a spreadsheet match are systemic and not individualized and should be subject to the same 90-day prohibition.

For 230 Challenges the board must evaluate each challenge its faces without conducting outside research as to whether there is probable cause. We need Individualized info for each voter for this kind of challenge and the proof provided is not substantial enough.

Kent Price: Legislature has made it harder to vote by mail. I think we need to start processing as early as October 24th.

The Board should also reject frivolous challenges like this which address a missing apartment number. An address is used to determine which precinct to assign a voter to and a specific precinct. A specific apartment number is useless for those purposes.

Cindy Battles: There is a concerted effort across the state to lodge mass voter challenges based on hearsay information. Today is the deadline and so any voter challenge upheld here means they won’t know they’ve been challenged until they go to vote

Approval Of Minutes

September 12th Minutes

Approved

New Business

Polling Place Changes

Pleasant Grove will be changed to Switzer Library on January 1st, 2023.

Motion to approve the change

Approved

Voter Challenges

Tori Silas: The basis here is a missing apartment or dorm number

Steven: Can we vote on these as a group or do we have to take these individually?

Motion to dismiss challenges

Motion to dismiss challenges

Passed 4-1

Jessica: What is required of poll worker training and where are we currently?

Janine Elever: We are 80% staffed currently and the last 20% will be trained shortly

On another note, there will be 7 libraries voters can drop off ballots in addition to the drop boxes the Monday and Saturday prior to the elections.

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

These meetings are open to the public by Georgia law.   

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