Clarke County BOE Struggles to Decipher Meeting Notes

The Clarke County Board of Elections members discussed the possibility of utilizing a translation app during the April monthly meeting. Members struggled to understand  meeting minutes due to incomplete note taking. Adoption of minutes was a confusing task for the BOE. The following includes brief notes taken by a Peanut Gallery volunteer as a public … Continue reading Clarke County BOE Struggles to Decipher Meeting Notes

Lawsuit Demands Spanish-language Absentee Ballots in Gwinnett County

A civil rights group representing five Georgia organizations has filed a federal lawsuit demanding Spanish-language absentee ballot applications to residents in Gwinnett County who aren’t fluent in English. Read more about it at https://www.ajc.com/news/local/lawsuit-demands-spanish-absentee-ballot-applications-gwinnett/3Earr6IjzbeJ5NWGReJ6AJ/

Bryan County’s New Equipment Scans a Thousand Ballot Applications a Minute

  The Bryan County Board of Elections announced they purchased a scanner capable of processing a thousand ballot applications a minute. The following includes brief notes taken by a Peanut Gallery volunteer as a public service only. Contact the Bryan County Board of Elections for questions or official information. Bryan BOE meeting 4-16-20 3:00 p.m.-3:30 … Continue reading Bryan County’s New Equipment Scans a Thousand Ballot Applications a Minute

Douglas County Opens Polling Location for Seniors Only

According to its website, “for the first time in the history of Douglas County, Georgia, the Douglas County Board of Elections and Registration Department has decided to provide a 6th advance voting location geared to older adults age 55 and older, serving Douglas County's largest voting block of residents.” The polling station, located at  the … Continue reading Douglas County Opens Polling Location for Seniors Only

Henry County Pushes for Four-year Term Director Position; Thousands of Ballot Applications Returned Non-deliverable

The Henry County Board of Elections discussed a push for legislative reform allowing for a four-year director term during the April monthly meeting. The following includes brief notes taken by a Peanut Gallery volunteer as a public service only. Contact the  Henry County Board of Elections for questions or official information. Henry County Meeting Notes … Continue reading Henry County Pushes for Four-year Term Director Position; Thousands of Ballot Applications Returned Non-deliverable

Board of Election Meetings for the Week of April 20, 2020

The following is a list of the Board of Elections meetings scheduled for the week of April 20-24, 2020, and how they can be attended due to COVID-19. Monday, April 20 Chattooga County - 9 a.m. in-person, 10017 Commerce Street. Dodge County- 6 p.m. unknown Wheeler County-  5 p.m. cancelled Coweta County- Rescheduled for April … Continue reading Board of Election Meetings for the Week of April 20, 2020

Camden County Adopts New Polling Location: Mentions Non-deliverable Absentee Ballot Applications

The Camden County Board of Elections voted to adopt St. Mary’s Church, 101 Pine Street St. Mary’s, Georgia 31558 as a new  Precinct 10 polling location April 14, 2020. The Board also mentioned non-deliverable absentee ballot applications for voters who receive their mail at P. O. Boxes.   The following includes brief notes taken by a … Continue reading Camden County Adopts New Polling Location: Mentions Non-deliverable Absentee Ballot Applications

Georgia State Election Board Offers Drop Box Solution in Light of Postage Debate

The State Election Board voted unanimously April 15 to allow  voters to drop off ballots at drop boxes. According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, “drop boxes can be set up on government property before Georgia’s primary on June 9. Voters will be able to submit their absentee ballots without having to pay for postage …”  … Continue reading Georgia State Election Board Offers Drop Box Solution in Light of Postage Debate

The State of Georgia Covers most of the Cost of Coronavirus Prevention at the Polls

According to the Polk County Board of Elections, the State of Georgia is covering 90 percent of the costs for protective and cleaning equipment related to Coronavirus-related threats at the polls. The following includes brief notes taken by a Peanut Gallery volunteer as a public service only. Contact the Polk County Board of Elections for … Continue reading The State of Georgia Covers most of the Cost of Coronavirus Prevention at the Polls

Cobb County Seniors Receive Two Absentee Ballot Applications

Cobb County residents over the age of 60, may have received two absentee ballot applications in the mail. According to the Cobb County Elections website, that is because Cobb County decided to send out applications to its seniors March 23, prior to the Secretary of State’s decision to mail out the applications to every registered … Continue reading Cobb County Seniors Receive Two Absentee Ballot Applications