DeKalb County BOE Receives More Than $4M to Help With Elections

Officials said the DeKalb County Board of Registration and Elections will be able to hire more personnel and buy additional voting and mail ballot sorting equipment. A grant worth more than $4 million will go towards bettering the election process in DeKalb County. The county made the announcement Tuesday, four weeks before the November general election. … Continue reading DeKalb County BOE Receives More Than $4M to Help With Elections

Dekalb County Board of Elections Meeting 08/21/20

The deadline to register to vote for the special election for congressional district 5 John Lewis’s vacated seat is August 31st. We have 10 absentee ballot drop boxes and 6 more are on the way. Only 3 will be used for the special election for congressional district 5. Did you know that the public can … Continue reading Dekalb County Board of Elections Meeting 08/21/20

Drop Box Location Changes in Cobb and Dekalb Ahead of Upcoming Elections

We are working on a comprehensive drop box location list for the November elections, similar to the June and August lists we published. As there are constantly changes being made across the state, here are some updates from some of Georgia's largest counties: Cobb:  Beginning September 16, 2020 until November 3, 2020 at 7pm the … Continue reading Drop Box Location Changes in Cobb and Dekalb Ahead of Upcoming Elections

SoS Claims Dekalb Inactive Voter Plan “Would Open Election to Fraud” — Here are the Facts

08/05/2020 -- This morning, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger's office released a press statement on the SOS website titled, "DEKALB COUNTY PROPOSAL WOULD OPEN ELECTION TO FRAUD." This statement is posted under "Latest Election News" but the article is actually only an opinion held by the SoS as he requested Dekalb County rescind their decision … Continue reading SoS Claims Dekalb Inactive Voter Plan “Would Open Election to Fraud” — Here are the Facts

Dekalb County Board of Elections Meeting 07/16/20

Board Members: Anthony Lewis (R)Susan Motter (D)Dele Lowman Smith(D)Samuel E. Tillman (N)Baoky N. Vu (R) Discussion and Adoption Of A Resolution For The Dekalb County VRE Implementation Plan: Dele Lowemen: So since our meeting last week we had a flurry of meetings and conversations that have been very productive and positive in terms of coming … Continue reading Dekalb County Board of Elections Meeting 07/16/20

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