Cobb County Board of Elections Meeting 11/13/20

Meeting called to order at 12:06pm Public Comments Abby Oyegun – attorney with Asian American election protection organization.  She mainly commended the Cobb County Elections staff on their handling of the November 3rd election. Jackie Bettadapur – Chair of Cobb County Democrats.  Also commended the staff for the well run election.  No significant reports of … Continue reading Cobb County Board of Elections Meeting 11/13/20

Georgia Secretary of State Announces Nov 3 Election Audit

The Secretary of State’s Office will announce on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. EST the November General Election statewide contest to be audited by all 159 counties. The meeting will be held at 214 State Capitol, Atlanta, Georgia 30334, and it will be accessible via the following link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_VbWHeGFXSViTL0M-4zIMOw.  Using this website, please fill-in … Continue reading Georgia Secretary of State Announces Nov 3 Election Audit

Fulton County Board of Elections Special Meeting 11/03/20

November 3, 2020 – 6:30pm Attending: Mary Carole Cooney, ChairpersonVernetta Keith Nuriddin, Vice ChairpersonMark WingateDr. Kathleen RuthAaron V. Johnson AgendaTwo additions:Intergovernmental agreement with the city of Atlanta for a homestead exemption and an ad valorem tax for municipal purposes. No additional cost to Fulton CountyIntergovernmental agreement with Union City for a homestead exemption and an … Continue reading Fulton County Board of Elections Special Meeting 11/03/20

Richmond County Board of Elections Special Meeting 08/31/20

Members Present: Lynn BaileyTimothy McFalls Sr.Sherry BarnesMarcia BrownTerrance C. Meeting Notes: Meeting Start 6:00pm Meeting end 6:07pm Mcfalls calls a special meeting to discuss the removal of a candidate for the November 3rd election.Removal of candidate Christine Cunningham is being removed from the ballot due to be deceased.The candidate was non-partisan and there is no law … Continue reading Richmond County Board of Elections Special Meeting 08/31/20

Georgia Peanut Gallery Provides Guidance on State Drop Boxes

A ballot drop box provides a secure and convenient means for voters to return their mail ballot. A drop box is a secure, locked structure operated by election officials where voters may deliver their ballots from the time they receive them in the mail up to the time polls close on ElectionDay. Ballot drop boxes … Continue reading Georgia Peanut Gallery Provides Guidance on State Drop Boxes

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

Cobb County Addresses June 9th Election Issues During 06/19/20 Meeting

Notes from Cobb County Board of Elections and Registration Meeting 06/19/20 Summary: The public was invited to share their election experiences, multiple of whom citing they waited in line for 5-6 hours. issues with machine monitors and blame shifting of the state and county officialsJanine Eveler, Director of Elections and Registration, described the many issues … Continue reading Cobb County Addresses June 9th Election Issues During 06/19/20 Meeting

Senate Bill 463 would have Prevented Mailing of Absentee Ballot Applications

The Georgia House Committee on Governmental Affairs approved Senate Bill 463. This bill includes an amendment that would stop proactively mailing out ballot applications at both the state and local level. This comes after Secretary of State Brad Raffensberger’s office mailed absentee ballot request forms to 6.9 million Georgia voters for the June 9th primary … Continue reading Senate Bill 463 would have Prevented Mailing of Absentee Ballot Applications

Voters Want Answers About Election in Fulton County at June Board Meeting

    Fulton County 6-11-20 BOER Meeting Highlights Public Comments about the June 9 election lasted for almost two hours. The public asked questions, expressed outrage and offered help. See public comments at meeting start and end. Operational Reporting for June 9 Included  Polling Locations - Fulton lost 45 polling locations because of Covid - … Continue reading Voters Want Answers About Election in Fulton County at June Board Meeting

Fulton County Board of Commissioners Approves Task Force to Oversee Election Process

  Fulton County Board of Commissioners Meeting Election Related Highlights  * The Board of Commissioners approved a task force to oversee the election process and early voting. * The Secretary of State’s office will create an online portal for absentee ballots applications. * Poll workers will have in-person training before the August runoff. Did you … Continue reading Fulton County Board of Commissioners Approves Task Force to Oversee Election Process