Fulton County Board of Elections Meeting 11/13/20

SPECIAL ELECTIONS/RUNOFFS AND ABSENTEE BALLOTS: - State portal for absentee ballot request NOT open for the GA Senate District 39 runoff. Fulton County will entertain requests for absentee ballots on their portal, even if the state will not - There was a great deal of confusion as to whether or not there would be rollover … Continue reading Fulton County Board of Elections Meeting 11/13/20

Fulton County Board of Elections 11/13/20

SPECIAL ELECTIONS/RUNOFFS AND ABSENTEE BALLOTS: - State portal for absentee ballot request NOT open for the GA Senate District 39 runoff. Fulton County will entertain requests for absentee ballots on their portal, even if the state will not - There was a great deal of confusion as to whether or not there would be rollover … Continue reading Fulton County Board of Elections 11/13/20

Fulton County Board of Registration and Elections Special Meeting 10/23/20

Attending: Mary Carole Cooney, ChairpersonVernetta Keith Nuriddin, Vice ChairpersonMark WingateDr. Kathleen RuthAaron V. JohnsonRichard Barron Approval of AgendaCommunications and Public Response - none New Business Approval of Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) for East PointNot sure why this has been delayedAllows a Fulton county municipality conduct their election in addition to the General electionThey don’t have to … Continue reading Fulton County Board of Registration and Elections Special Meeting 10/23/20

Fulton County Board of Election Meeting 10/08/2020

Highlights October 19th Fulton County will begin opening and scanning ballots.Some people are receiving ballots with the outer envelope damaged.A Run-off between Franklin and Hall will occur December 1st Meeting called to order  Public Comments: Rhonda Martin: As a poll watcher I want to talk about attempts to interfere with my attempts to observe with … Continue reading Fulton County Board of Election Meeting 10/08/2020

Fulton County Board of Election Meeting 09/14/20

Meeting Highlights: Fulton County approves a number polling location changesThe county is working with a firm based in colorado to try to ensure a smooth election processThe county is facing challenges with Poll pad bandwidth Public Comments None Executive Session: Lasted about 1 hour Previous Minutes August 11thAugust 13thAugust 21th Approved Monthly Report Early voting … Continue reading Fulton County Board of Election Meeting 09/14/20

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Issues Exec Orders to Expand Voting Access

08/28/20 Atlanta, GA - Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms issued Executive and Administrative Orders to expand access to the polls and make it easier for Atlanta residents and employees to vote in light of the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. “Regardless of party affiliation, all Atlanta residents deserve to not only cast their vote, but … Continue reading Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Issues Exec Orders to Expand Voting Access

Fulton County Board of Elections Meeting 08/11/20

Meeting Notes: 6:35 p.m.: Meeting is called to orderAgenda is AdoptedPublic CommentsNone at this timeElection Results:34, 657 Early Votes31,116 Absentee ballotsAs of 5:30 p.m. there were 19,279 votes in person560 Provisional ballotsDrop boxes still to be countedVendor notified the board that 4 locations had issues with poll pads.  Other than this the polls were fairly … Continue reading Fulton County Board of Elections Meeting 08/11/20

Fulton County Updates on Early Voting in August Runoff During 07/09/20 Meeting

Meeting Highlights: Fulton County received 28,563 voter registration applications in June, the highest number for June in Fulton history, Elections Director Richard Barron presents Monthly Operations Report, which gives updates on early voting for August runoff election. Updates cover poll worker recruitment and training, machine logistics, number of polling locations, and dropboxes.  State Farm Arena is set … Continue reading Fulton County Updates on Early Voting in August Runoff During 07/09/20 Meeting

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