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

Fulton County Board of Elections Meeting 04/23/20

Precinct Change Proposals:   01/20 04K reason: Abernathy Towers is unsure whether they can be a polling location for the near future due to COVID-19 concerns. FROM: 04K Abernathy Towers 1059 Oglethorpe Ave. SW Atlanta, GA 30310 to: 04K West Hunter Street Baptist Church 1040 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. Atlanta, GA 30310 04L West Hunter Street … Continue reading Fulton County Board of Elections Meeting 04/23/20

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