Oconee County Board of Elections and Registration Meeting 11/10/20

All members present. (Ken Davis showed up a few minutes late) Discussion about Nov. 3 Election.  Oconee had 84.46% turnout.  At the close of voting all poll pad information matches what is on scanners.  There were no equipment malfunctions on election day. All counts balance perfectly Trained 78 poll workers for 12 hours and everything … Continue reading Oconee County Board of Elections and Registration Meeting 11/10/20

Oconee County Board of Elections Special Meeting 09/28/20

Backstory: The Oconee County Board of Elections and The Athens-Clarke Board of Elections received letters from Deborah Gonzalez, a candidate for the GA Western Judicial Circuit District Attorney position, notifying these boards that ballots that have been sent to about 15,000 voters across the 2 counties were incorrect for the DA race.  On the incorrect … Continue reading Oconee County Board of Elections Special Meeting 09/28/20

Oconee County Board of Election Meeting 09/01/20

Meeting Highlights  Oconee county Early Voting will be held at the Civic CenterThe county will now have ten polling locations Farmington location and Bishop Civic Center will both be relocated to Bishop Baptist Church High Shoals and North Oconee relocated to Grace Fellowship ChurchPoll worker Training will be from October 3rd till the 10th from … Continue reading Oconee County Board of Election Meeting 09/01/20

Oconee County Board of Elections Meeting 08/20/20

Board Members: Fran Davis, ChairpersonDoug HammondJay Hanley, Vice Chair Pam Hendrix, (R) Ken Davis (D) Meeting Notes: Oconee is moving 5 precincts effective September 3 for voting day. The moves end up merging two precincts into one at Grace Fellowship Church and two more into one at Bishop Baptist church and a 5th move to … Continue reading Oconee County Board of Elections Meeting 08/20/20

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

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