Georgia ACLU Petitions for Paid Postage

Currently, the Georgia Secretary of State and most County Board of Elections have FAILED to agree to provide paid postage for absentee ballots or applications.   Stop Georgia's Poll Tax! Join the ACLU of Georgia in demanding that the Georgia Secretary of State provide paid postage for ALL absentee ballots applications and absentee ballots during … Continue reading Georgia ACLU Petitions for Paid Postage

Scheduled Board of Election Meetings for the Week of April 13

The following is a partial list of  Board of Elections meetings scheduled for the week of April 13, 2020. Monday April 13, 2020 Newton County Board of Elections and Registration will meet for its regular monthly meeting Monday, April 13, 2020, at 4:00 p.m. in the elections office located at 1113 Usher Street, Suite 103, Covington. … Continue reading Scheduled Board of Election Meetings for the Week of April 13

Black Lives Matter Files Law Suit

According to The Atlanta Journal Constitution, Black Voters Matter filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday, April 8, 2020, claiming the price for postage to vote by mail is an unconstitutional poll tax. See the link below for the story: https://www.ajc.com/news/state--regional-govt--politics/lawsuit-argues-postage-cost-vote-mail-georgia-poll-tax/GAG8hjMG4dVX5ywWDLTt8J/

Secretary of State Announces Postponement of Georgia Primary Election to June 9

  According to the official website, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced the postponement of the Georgia Primary Election to June 9, 2020. “This decision allows our office and county election officials to continue to put in place contingency plans to ensure that voting can be safe and secure when in-person voting begins and prioritizes … Continue reading Secretary of State Announces Postponement of Georgia Primary Election to June 9

New Fraud Task Force Announced

  Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced at a press conference, Monday April 6, 2020, a new task force to investigate allegations of fraud within the absentee voting process. "I have selected some of the state's premier law enforcement experts to fill out this team, elections experts, district attorneys and solicitors general who will … Continue reading New Fraud Task Force Announced

Newton County Board of Elections Meeting 2-10-20 4:00pm

Newton County Board of Elections Meeting 2-10-20 4:00pm The following includes notes taken by a Peanut Gallery volunteer as a public service only. Contact the Newton County Board of Elections for questions or official information. Official Minutes - https://co.newton.ga.us/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Minutes/_02102020-380 - Minutes from January were approved. - The motion carried to remove challenged deceased voters for … Continue reading Newton County Board of Elections Meeting 2-10-20 4:00pm

Georgia Primary still set for May

For now, the Georgia Primary is scheduled for May 19, 2020, according to an article published in the Atlanta Journal Constitution April 2, 2020. Governor Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger both claim they do not have the authority to postpone. The date is not likely to change soon since the Georgia General … Continue reading Georgia Primary still set for May

Absentee Ballot Applications

Due to the threat of Coronavirus, the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office will mail absentee ballot applications to registered voters. Constituents can return the applications, in the enclosed envelope, the Georgia SOS or forward it to their local voter registration offices via fax, in person, USPS and email. Check out the link below for more … Continue reading Absentee Ballot Applications

Newton County Board of Elections Meeting 05/11/20

Call to OrderRecognition of guests2 guests presentedApproval of MinutesApproved April 13, 2020 Regular meeting minutesOld BusinessNew BusinessList of scheduled hearings for challenged deceased votersDiscuss the Absentee Ballot dropboxLocated on Westside of Administrative BuildingDiscuss advance voting at the Porter MErorial Library location for the June 9, 2020 electionsDecided not to open this venue for June 9 … Continue reading Newton County Board of Elections Meeting 05/11/20