Bibb County BOE Talks Budget Changes

Meeting Minutes Snippet The Bibb County Board of Elections held their monthly meeting yesterday. In an attempt to meet election day demands - poll workers will be required to do more -- the Board elected to increase polling location payouts. They also moved to reduce the number of purchased vans and to reduce the repairs … Continue reading Bibb County BOE Talks Budget Changes

Bibb County Board of Election Meeting Notes 4-30-2020

The following includes brief notes taken by a Peanut Gallery volunteer as a public service only. Contact the Bibb County Board of Elections with questions or for official information. Bibb County Board of Election  Meeting via teleconference, 4 p.m., April 30th, 2020. Board Meeting: Mike Kaplan (Chair) Henry Ficklin (Chairman) Herbert Spangler(Vice-Chair) Rinda Wilson Cassandra … Continue reading Bibb County Board of Election Meeting Notes 4-30-2020

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

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

Board of Elections Meetings Scheduled for the Week of April 27-May 1, 2020

The following is a list of the Board of Elections meetings scheduled for the week of April 27-May 1, 2020, and how they can be attended amid COVID-19. Monday, April 27 Liberty County 4 p.m. in-person in the Old Courthouse- Downtown Lamar County- 6 p.m. in-person in the Administration Building, 408 Thomaston Street, Suite D, … Continue reading Board of Elections Meetings Scheduled for the Week of April 27-May 1, 2020

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

Lawsuit seeks primary election delay to June 30

  The Coalition for Good Governance filed an 85-page complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia asking for a delay of the June 9 primary election to June 30,  according to an article published April 21, 2020, in the Rome News-Tribune. “The suit also asks the U.S. District Court for … Continue reading Lawsuit seeks primary election delay to June 30