Georgia ACLU Petitions for Paid Postage

Currently, the Georgia Secretary of State and most County Board of Elections have FAILED to agree to provide paid postage for absentee ballots or applications.   Stop Georgia's Poll Tax! Join the ACLU of Georgia in demanding that the Georgia Secretary of State provide paid postage for ALL absentee ballots applications and absentee ballots during … Continue reading Georgia ACLU Petitions for Paid Postage

Whitfield County Struggles with Staffing Polling Locations and Volume of Absentee Ballot Applications

Whitfield County Board of Elections is struggling with staffing polling locations and the volume of absentee ballot applications received by mail. The following includes brief notes taken by a Peanut Gallery volunteer as a public service only. Contact the Whitfield County Board of Elections for questions or official information. Whitfield County 4-9-20 BOE meeting 9:00 … Continue reading Whitfield County Struggles with Staffing Polling Locations and Volume of Absentee Ballot Applications

Walker County Votes to Keep Only One Polling Location Open

Due to the threat of Covid-19,  the Walker County Board voted unanimously to have three weeks of early voting at the Lafayette Senior center, 636 S. Main st, Lafayette, Georgia. The following includes brief notes taken by a Peanut Gallery volunteer as a public service only. Contact the Walker County Board of Elections for questions … Continue reading Walker County Votes to Keep Only One Polling Location Open

Black Lives Matter Files Law Suit

According to The Atlanta Journal Constitution, Black Voters Matter filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday, April 8, 2020, claiming the price for postage to vote by mail is an unconstitutional poll tax. See the link below for the story: https://www.ajc.com/news/state--regional-govt--politics/lawsuit-argues-postage-cost-vote-mail-georgia-poll-tax/GAG8hjMG4dVX5ywWDLTt8J/

Columbia County Agenda for April 14

  The Columbia County Board of Election will hold its meeting in-person April 14, 2020, at 10:30 a.m. The following is the agenda. Call to Order Roll Call/Quorum Reading and Approval of Agenda Reading and Approval of Minutes Old Business ~March 24, 2020 Presidential Preference Primary New Business ~ May 19th/June 9, 2020 General Primary … Continue reading Columbia County Agenda for April 14

Secretary of State Announces Postponement of Georgia Primary Election to June 9

  According to the official website, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced the postponement of the Georgia Primary Election to June 9, 2020. “This decision allows our office and county election officials to continue to put in place contingency plans to ensure that voting can be safe and secure when in-person voting begins and prioritizes … Continue reading Secretary of State Announces Postponement of Georgia Primary Election to June 9

New Fraud Task Force Announced

  Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced at a press conference, Monday April 6, 2020, a new task force to investigate allegations of fraud within the absentee voting process. "I have selected some of the state's premier law enforcement experts to fill out this team, elections experts, district attorneys and solicitors general who will … Continue reading New Fraud Task Force Announced