Board of Election Meetings May 4-8, 2020

Monday, May 4 Baker County, 9 a.m., in person, Newton, Georgia Echols County, 9 a.m., in-person, 110 GA Hwy 94 E Statenville, Georgia 31648 White County, 9 a.m., TBD,  listen to WRWH radio station for updates Cherokee County, 9:30 a.m., in-person, Albert E. Stone Elections Blding, 400 E. Main St., Canton. Bibb County, 11:00 a.m. … Continue reading Board of Election Meetings May 4-8, 2020

Rockdale County BOE Notes- 4/29/20

Rockdale County Notes- 11a.m. 4/29/20 The following includes brief notes taken by a Peanut Gallery volunteer as a public service only. Contact the Rockdale County Board of Elections with questions or for official information. Dropbox Because they are not open to the public, the only alternative to mail is for the voter to slide the … Continue reading Rockdale County BOE Notes- 4/29/20

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

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

Political Science Professor Suggests Georgia’s Ballot Application Process is a Fault Line for Litigation

Michael McDonald, an elections expert and political science professor at the University of Florida says the debate in Georgia surrounding mailing out ballots to active registered voters only is “likely to be a fault line for litigation moving forward,” according to an article by ABC News published April 22, 2020. Read the article in its … Continue reading Political Science Professor Suggests Georgia’s Ballot Application Process is a Fault Line for Litigation