Whitfield County Board of Elections Meeting 08/12/21

Members present: Stephen Kelehear (chair), Carol Byers, Rob Cowan Registrar: Mary Hammontree Municipal elections—M. Hammontree reported the qualifying times and election dates for local elections. The changes in the street maps have been made by the municipalities. Absentee ballot form—Hammontree passed around an absentee ballot application form. It’s a page front and back in small print. … Continue reading Whitfield County Board of Elections Meeting 08/12/21

Whitfield County Board of Elections Meeting 07/08/21

Members present: Stephen Kelehear (chair) Registrar: Mary Hammontree Form changes—staff reported the SOS has sent them forms reflecting changes from SB 202.Voter maintenance—Staff reported they received a list of 385 voters from the Secretary of State’s Office who hadn’t voted in the last five years. They mailed noticed to those on this no-contact list, and … Continue reading Whitfield County Board of Elections Meeting 07/08/21

Whitfield County Board of Elections Meeting 05/13/21

Members present: Stephen Kelehear (chair), Carol Byers, Rob Cowan Registrar: Mary Hammontree Old business M. Hammontree reported she presented their goals to the county commission earlier in the week. One goal was related to community involvement, and she noted there is a lot of misinformation.  Several people present told her they want her to present … Continue reading Whitfield County Board of Elections Meeting 05/13/21

Whitfield County Board of Elections 04/15/21

Members present: Stephen Kelehear (chair), Carol Byers, Rob Cowan Registrar: Mary Hammontree Old business M. Hammontree reported she’ll be presenting the BOE goals to the county commission at their May meeting. New business Signature check—M. Hammontree said the state and the University of Georgia are doing a signature check on 25 absentee ballots. R. Cowan … Continue reading Whitfield County Board of Elections 04/15/21

Whitfield County Board of Elections Meeting 10/08/20

Chair Stephen Kelehear Carol Byers Bill Cowan Registrar Mary Hammontree We have sent out 13,891 absentee ballots. We have gotten back 2098 of those so far. We’ve hired and trained 52 new poll workers. Our new drop box has been installed and is getting emptied twice a day. We have finished doing our L&A testing … Continue reading Whitfield County Board of Elections Meeting 10/08/20

Whitfield County Board of Elections Meeting 09/10/20

Members present: Stephen Kelehear (chair) and Carol Byers Ex Dir: Mary Hammontree Mary Hammontree: They have requests for 6,000 absentee ballots (3,900 from elderly or disabled), 500 from the SOS website. They anticipate 15,000.Hammontree: Next Tuesday, she’ll be making a request for additional funds to the county commissionersHammontree: two polling places have been changed—Westside and … Continue reading Whitfield County Board of Elections Meeting 09/10/20

Whitfield County Board of Elections 05/14/20

Mary Hammontree, the director, said an order has just been issued stating all persons entering the courthouse must have their temperatures taken. If they have a high temperature, they won’t be allowed to enter, and she said their names will be taken. This won’t be done by her staff but by courthouse staff located at … Continue reading Whitfield County Board of Elections 05/14/20

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