State Election Board Meeting 09/10/20

Present: SOS, R. Sullivan, A. Le, D. Worley, M. Mashburn  Approval of previous minutes: Full approval Public comments:  -George Balbona: Questions about spending from Ronbeck on costs of mailing ballots in June. Also concerned about document he received that was redacted - showed info on broken seal on poll pad.  -Dan Gasaway: Fmr. House Representative; … Continue reading State Election Board Meeting 09/10/20

State Election Board Special Called Meeting 08/10/20

Summary: Election workers will now be able to start processing absentee ballots 2 weeks prior to election day to speed up election results due to the large # of absentee ballots that are being used during the Covid-19 pandemic.An online portal will be created for voters to apply for their absentee ballots. Attendees: S.O.S: Brad … Continue reading State Election Board Special Called Meeting 08/10/20

State Election Board – Proposed Amended Emergency Rules for 08/10 Meeting

As mentioned in the New State Election Board Meeting Notices Added post, there have been several State Election Board meeting added recently. See below for the just released Proposed Emergency Rules that will be presented at the August 10th State Election Board meeting. RULE 183-1-14-1.0-.16 Draft Emergency Rule re. Absentee Ballot Portal RULE 183-1-14-0.9-.15 Processing Absentee … Continue reading State Election Board – Proposed Amended Emergency Rules for 08/10 Meeting

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

Early Voting for August 11 Election Has Started

For those who plan to vote in person, early voting for the August 11 run-off elections started Monday, July 20. Visit the Secretary of State's page to find all early voting locations in your county. SOS site includes poll open/close times, address, and directions. Did you know that the public can attend Board of Registration … Continue reading Early Voting for August 11 Election Has Started

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/

Bryan County’s New Equipment Scans a Thousand Ballot Applications a Minute

  The Bryan County Board of Elections announced they purchased a scanner capable of processing a thousand ballot applications a minute. The following includes brief notes taken by a Peanut Gallery volunteer as a public service only. Contact the Bryan County Board of Elections for questions or official information. Bryan BOE meeting 4-16-20 3:00 p.m.-3:30 … Continue reading Bryan County’s New Equipment Scans a Thousand Ballot Applications a Minute

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

Douglas County Opens Polling Location for Seniors Only

According to its website, “for the first time in the history of Douglas County, Georgia, the Douglas County Board of Elections and Registration Department has decided to provide a 6th advance voting location geared to older adults age 55 and older, serving Douglas County's largest voting block of residents.” The polling station, located at  the … Continue reading Douglas County Opens Polling Location for Seniors Only

Henry County Pushes for Four-year Term Director Position; Thousands of Ballot Applications Returned Non-deliverable

The Henry County Board of Elections discussed a push for legislative reform allowing for a four-year director term during the April monthly meeting. The following includes brief notes taken by a Peanut Gallery volunteer as a public service only. Contact the  Henry County Board of Elections for questions or official information. Henry County Meeting Notes … Continue reading Henry County Pushes for Four-year Term Director Position; Thousands of Ballot Applications Returned Non-deliverable