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Hall County Government Elections Board Meeting – May 21, 2024

  • Declaration of Quorum Present – yes
    o Present:
    o Jack Noa, Chairman
    o Mr. Johnny Varner, member
    o Gail Sheats, member
    o Mr. Ken Cochran, member
    o One member missing- Mr. David Kennedy
  • Call to Order and roll call
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Adoption of Agenda- yes with one addition
  • Approval of Minutes from April 9, 2024- motion and 2nd
  • Public Comments specific to Items on the agenda: none
  • Director’s Update
    o Turn out “steady but slow”
    o GARViS system has been up and down, in and out all day today- struggle to process
    o Hall Co. intermittent internet interruptions today with outages – gotten better- was
    and is an issue
    o Back-up procedure to use MVP has also been down- statewide
    o Consequences will be here later tonight- 10pm deadline to report to state- may be
    extended but hasn’t been determined at this time
    o Blake Evans, Elections Director Sec. State Office was notified – still is going off and
    on; they are working on it.
    o We’re doing the best we can
    o Risk limiting audit on May 30-31
    o Friday certification meeting
    o Run off will make it difficult to do audit
    o Numbers- Active voters 136,247; inactive 12,430 and total 148, 677 eligible voters
    o Mailed out 1475 absentee ballots– 940 accepted back by mail,
    o 10, 362 absentee voters in person
    o As of 5:30pm 11,000 voters today
  • Business
    o Van Stephens (Special Assistant County Attorney) spoke: Board of Commissioners
    considering a T Splost referendum- July 11th
  • request to have one meeting on July 16.

Required to run an advertisement- official validation. Requesting to move July BOE
meeting to July 16. Motion and 2nd and vote.

  • Public Comments specific to items not on the agenda- none
  • Comments from the Board and Chairman
  • Confirmation of next meeting – May 24, 2024
  • Executive session if needed – will meet downstairs
  • Adjourn

*These meeting notes were prepared by a volunteer

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