Athens-Clarke County Board of Elections Special Meeting 12/21/20

Meeting Start 1:00 Meeting End 2:00 Members Present Rocky Raffle Lisa Mcglaun Judd Drake Jesse Evans Josh Edwards Charles Knapper Michael Petty Before the agenda is adopted Jesse Evans asks the board's attorney if they should adopt the challenges made to the county. There are two challenges by Gordon Roden( may be misspelled) made on … Continue reading Athens-Clarke County Board of Elections Special Meeting 12/21/20

Athens-Clarke County Board of Elections Meeting 12/01/20

Meeting Start 4:30 Meeting End 6:00 Members Present Jesse Evans Rocky Raffle Patricia A. Till Willa J. Fambrough Charles Knapper, Vice Chairperson Meeting is started with discussion about the recount of the election. The vote recount ended up with 13 extra votes calling for a certification. Trump: 14,450 Biden 36,055 Morganson: 841 Voter turnouts 69.62% … Continue reading Athens-Clarke County Board of Elections Meeting 12/01/20

Athens-Clarke County Board of Elections Meeting 08/18/20

Board Members: Chair Jesse EvansRocky Raffle Willa FambroughCharles KnapperJudd Drake Meeting notes: Meeting started at 4pm. Director of elections Charlotte Sosebee Link to the meeting https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5N2hi8drS0&feature=youtu.be Link to agenda: https://athensclarkecounty.com/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Agenda/_08182020-577 Public Comment: Blake Tanner: Citizens are very concerned about safely voting in the middle of the worst pandemic in our collective memory. Doubts about the stability … Continue reading Athens-Clarke County Board of Elections Meeting 08/18/20

Athens-Clarke County passes resolution for Special Election on November 3rd

Summary: On July 15, the Board of Commissioners passed a resolution for the board to hold a special election to fill the balance of the unexpired term of office for District 6 commissioner, Jerry NeSmith (deceased). This requires a call for qualifying the election and to notify the public through the local paper. From 9 … Continue reading Athens-Clarke County passes resolution for Special Election on November 3rd

Athens-Clarke County Board of Election Meeting 7/7/20

Summary The Board agrees to overhaul previous minutes to adhere to the agendaAthens-Clarke County agrees to seek funding to send ballot applications to every voter in the countyStaff and board members are split on what the new time for regular meetings should be. Board Members: Jesse Evans, Chairperson evans.jesse.accboe@gmail.comCharles Knapper, Assistant Chairperson knappercq@msn.comWilla J. Fambrough, … Continue reading Athens-Clarke County Board of Election Meeting 7/7/20

Athens-Clarke County Covers Postage for Absentee Ballots 6-3-20 BOE Meeting

Meeting Highlights The county will pay USPS for postage on absentee ballots sent in with no postage or without enough postage. The county installed four absentee ballot drop box locations. The last one at the fire station was installed the week of 6-1-20. There was a light turnout in early voting as of 6-3-20.    … Continue reading Athens-Clarke County Covers Postage for Absentee Ballots 6-3-20 BOE Meeting

District Attorney Candidate Hires Attorney to Pressure Governor Kemp

According to an article published in Flagpole, April 13, 2020, “ Former state Rep. Deborah Gonzalez, a candidate for Western Circuit District Attorney, has hired an attorney to pressure Gov. Brian Kemp to appoint a District Attorney to replace Ken Mauldin, thus giving voters a chance to choose their DA this November.” “Mauldin retired in … Continue reading District Attorney Candidate Hires Attorney to Pressure Governor Kemp

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

The State of Georgia’s Official Rules Regarding Absentee Ballot Drop Off Boxes

Georgia Rule 183-1-14-0.6-14 refers to the requirements County Registrars must adhere to regarding secure absentee ballot drop boxes. In summary, County Registrars are authorized to establish one or more drop box locations only on County or municipal government property, generally accessible to the public. Drop box locations may open beginning 49 days before Election Day … Continue reading The State of Georgia’s Official Rules Regarding Absentee Ballot Drop Off Boxes

BOARD OF ELECTIONS, ATHENS-CLARKE COUNTY GEORGIA: JANUARY 21, 2020 SPECIAL CALLED MEETING

Highlights from Athens-Clarke County BOE Special Meeting 1. Plan B - The Athens - Clarke County Board of Elections (BOE) Members are concerned about what to do if there are issues with the new election machines that the State of Georgia will be issuing for the new elections. The BOE approved adopting the Cobb County Pilot Plan … Continue reading BOARD OF ELECTIONS, ATHENS-CLARKE COUNTY GEORGIA: JANUARY 21, 2020 SPECIAL CALLED MEETING