Columbia County BOE Meeting Notes 4-13-2020

The Columbia County Board of Elections met Tuesday, April 14, 2020, at 10:30 a.m. The following are the official minutes supplied by The Columbia county Board of Elections. Contact the Columbia Board of Elections with questions. Those present were: Board Members: Larry Wiggins (Chair), Wanda Duffie, Ann Cushman; office staff Nancy Gay. Mr. Wiggins motioned … Continue reading Columbia County BOE Meeting Notes 4-13-2020

Absentee Voters in Georgia Surpass One Million

According to the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office, “More than 1 million Georgians requested absentee ballots, shattering all previous records and demonstrating support for Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s shift from in-person voting.” Read the Official statement here:https://sos.ga.gov/index.php/elections

Georgia election officials prepare for what they will do if a voter appears ill

Georgia elections officials  prepare for what they will do if a voter appears ill during  early voting in the June 9 Primary. “GPB News and the Georgia News Lab asked dozens of county supervisors how they would handle such a situation. None reported receiving any guidance from the state elections officials as of publication, leaving … Continue reading Georgia election officials prepare for what they will do if a voter appears ill

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announces the names of individuals recruited to the Absentee Ballot Task Force

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced the names of individuals recruited to the Absentee Ballot Task Force. U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia Bobby Christine: Bobby Christine worked for a decade in the District Attorney’s Office in Augusta before being appointed a judge on the Columbia County Magistrate Court, where he served … Continue reading Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announces the names of individuals recruited to the Absentee Ballot Task Force

Important Election Dates

Elections Voter Registration Deadline Election Date Early Voting Saturday Voting Presidential Preference Primary, General Primary Election, Nonpartisan General Election, and Special Election May 11, 2020 June 9, 2020 May 18, 2020 - June 5, 2020 May 30, 2020 General Primary Runoff, Nonpartisan General Runoff, and Special Runoff Election for Local and State Offices May 11, … Continue reading Important Election Dates

Fulton County Moves Several Polling Locations; Looks Into Taking The Temperatures of Voters

The Fulton County Board of Elections announced the relocation of several polling places during the April monthly meeting. The Board also decided to look into the possibility of taking the temperatures of voters who show up at the polls to vote. The following includes brief notes taken by a Peanut Gallery volunteer as a public … Continue reading Fulton County Moves Several Polling Locations; Looks Into Taking The Temperatures of Voters

Clarke County BOE Struggles to Decipher Meeting Notes

The Clarke County Board of Elections members discussed the possibility of utilizing a translation app during the April monthly meeting. Members struggled to understand  meeting minutes due to incomplete note taking. Adoption of minutes was a confusing task for the BOE. The following includes brief notes taken by a Peanut Gallery volunteer as a public … Continue reading Clarke County BOE Struggles to Decipher Meeting Notes

State of Georgia to Resend Absentee Ballot Applications

Many active voters who receive their mail at P.O Boxes did not get an absentee ballot application “Gabriel Sterling, the implementation manager for the state’s voting system, said the Secretary of State’s office will soon mail new request forms to about 323,000 voters,” according to an article in The Atlanta Journal- Constitution published Tuesday. Read … Continue reading State of Georgia to Resend Absentee Ballot Applications

Brooks County Board Of Elections Estimates PPE Costs

The Brooks County Board of Elections estimated PPE costs of $1,700 during the April monthly meeting. The following includes brief notes taken by a Peanut Gallery volunteer as a public service only. Contact the Brooks County Board of Elections with questions or for official information. Brooks County Board Of Election Notes 4/21/2020 Start Time: 5:00pm … Continue reading Brooks County Board Of Elections Estimates PPE Costs

Gordon County Announces Ballot Drop Off Box Location

The Gordon Board of Elections announced the Board of Election Office, 101 South Piedmont Street Calhoun, Georgia, 30701 as a ballot drop off box location during the April monthly meeting. The following includes brief notes taken by a Peanut Gallery volunteer as a public service only. Contact the Gordon County Board of Elections with questions … Continue reading Gordon County Announces Ballot Drop Off Box Location