On Monday the Ware County Board of Commissioners replaced 2 of the 3 black board members, flipping the party makeup of the board and giving the Republican Party a majority.
This comes as a result of a bill signed by Gov. Brian Kemp a few weeks ago HB 422, a county-specific bill that gives the Ware County Commissioners control of Election Board appointments.
This is one instance in a growing trend of attempted Partisan restructuring of election Boards, similar attempts in Morgan, Lincoln, Spalding, Stephens, and Troup Counties have been made. It’s becoming a trend that will only continue to chip away at Georgians’ access to the ballot box.
These meetings are open to the public by Georgia law.
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