Henry County Board of Elections Meeting 09/02/20

Boards members: Chair Donna McbrideMildred ScmelzAndy CallawayDonna Crumbley  Meeting notes: We are in talks with Stockbridge and Locust Grove to hold their city voting locations in the same place that we have our county voting locations whenever those elections are happening simultaneously. For the 8-11 election we had  13,000 ballots cast4627 did absentee ballots4567 did … Continue reading Henry County Board of Elections Meeting 09/02/20

Henry County Board of Elections Meeting 07/15/20

Meeting Details: Meeting start time: 1:00pm  and end time: unknown; volunteer was removed approximately 1:30pm after Zoom-bombing. See below for details. Board members present: Dan Richardson, Dr. Donna Morris-McBride, Andy (Charles) Callaway, Arch Brown, Mildred Schmelz Number of members of the public present: Ameika Pitts (Director), Terrika Davis (staff), 2 other staffers in attendance If … Continue reading Henry County Board of Elections Meeting 07/15/20

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

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

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

Peanut Gallery Hosts 6 p.m. Training Session for Volunteer Monitors April 28

Join us 4-28-20 to learn how you can help protect Georgia’s 2020 elections as a Peanut Gallery Volunteer Monitor. If you would like to volunteer to attend Board of Elections (BOE) meetings and report the findings to The Peanut Gallery, please contact us. Our volunteers assist us in holding BOEs accountable and keeping citizens informed. … Continue reading Peanut Gallery Hosts 6 p.m. Training Session for Volunteer Monitors April 28

Carriers to deliver “official election mail” regardless of postage

NOTE: This is being reported to the AJC, but the Georgia Secretary of State hasn’t confirmed it. In the meantime to ensure delivery,The Peanut Gallery strongly advises "putting a stamp on it." Please email us at info@newgeorgiaproject.org if you need help with the postage. According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, absentee ballots will be counted … Continue reading Carriers to deliver “official election mail” regardless of postage