Athens-Clarke County Board of Elections Meeting 08/18/20

Board Members: Chair Jesse EvansRocky Raffle Willa FambroughCharles KnapperJudd Drake Meeting notes: Meeting started at 4pm. Director of elections Charlotte Sosebee Link to the meeting https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5N2hi8drS0&feature=youtu.be Link to agenda: https://athensclarkecounty.com/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Agenda/_08182020-577 Public Comment: Blake Tanner: Citizens are very concerned about safely voting in the middle of the worst pandemic in our collective memory. Doubts about the stability … Continue reading Athens-Clarke County Board of Elections Meeting 08/18/20

Athens-Clarke County passes resolution for Special Election on November 3rd

Summary: On July 15, the Board of Commissioners passed a resolution for the board to hold a special election to fill the balance of the unexpired term of office for District 6 commissioner, Jerry NeSmith (deceased). This requires a call for qualifying the election and to notify the public through the local paper. From 9 … Continue reading Athens-Clarke County passes resolution for Special Election on November 3rd

Athens-Clarke County Board of Election Meeting 7/7/20

Summary The Board agrees to overhaul previous minutes to adhere to the agendaAthens-Clarke County agrees to seek funding to send ballot applications to every voter in the countyStaff and board members are split on what the new time for regular meetings should be. Board Members: Jesse Evans, Chairperson evans.jesse.accboe@gmail.comCharles Knapper, Assistant Chairperson knappercq@msn.comWilla J. Fambrough, … Continue reading Athens-Clarke County Board of Election Meeting 7/7/20

Athens-Clarke County Covers Postage for Absentee Ballots 6-3-20 BOE Meeting

Meeting Highlights The county will pay USPS for postage on absentee ballots sent in with no postage or without enough postage. The county installed four absentee ballot drop box locations. The last one at the fire station was installed the week of 6-1-20. There was a light turnout in early voting as of 6-3-20.    … Continue reading Athens-Clarke County Covers Postage for Absentee Ballots 6-3-20 BOE Meeting

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/

STATE ELECTIONS BOARD MEETING – 4/15/2020- Notes

The following includes brief notes taken by a Peanut Gallery volunteer as a public service only. Contact the Georgia State Board of Elections with questions or for official information. STATE ELECTIONS BOARD MEETING - 4/15/2020 Public Comments  Summary of Public Comments: Rayburn, Thomas, Mark, Worthen, Germany from SOS staff Matt Mashburn moves to approve minutes, … Continue reading STATE ELECTIONS BOARD MEETING – 4/15/2020- Notes

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

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