Fulton County Board of Elections 11/13/20

SPECIAL ELECTIONS/RUNOFFS AND ABSENTEE BALLOTS: - State portal for absentee ballot request NOT open for the GA Senate District 39 runoff. Fulton County will entertain requests for absentee ballots on their portal, even if the state will not - There was a great deal of confusion as to whether or not there would be rollover … Continue reading Fulton County Board of Elections 11/13/20

Fulton County Board of Registration and Elections Special Meeting 10/23/20

Attending: Mary Carole Cooney, ChairpersonVernetta Keith Nuriddin, Vice ChairpersonMark WingateDr. Kathleen RuthAaron V. JohnsonRichard Barron Approval of AgendaCommunications and Public Response - none New Business Approval of Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) for East PointNot sure why this has been delayedAllows a Fulton county municipality conduct their election in addition to the General electionThey don’t have to … Continue reading Fulton County Board of Registration and Elections Special Meeting 10/23/20

Fulton County Board of Election Meeting 10/08/2020

Highlights October 19th Fulton County will begin opening and scanning ballots.Some people are receiving ballots with the outer envelope damaged.A Run-off between Franklin and Hall will occur December 1st Meeting called to order  Public Comments: Rhonda Martin: As a poll watcher I want to talk about attempts to interfere with my attempts to observe with … Continue reading Fulton County Board of Election Meeting 10/08/2020

Georgia Counties Board of Elections Meeting Week of May 11, 2020

Here is this week’s list of Board of Elections Meetings. Did you know that the public can attend these meetings? Feel free to take notes or record meetings. Read more here: The Georgia Open Meetings Act. Learn about attending Board of Elections meetings and becoming a Peanut Gallery Volunteer Monitor by attending our next training … Continue reading Georgia Counties Board of Elections Meeting Week of May 11, 2020

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

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

Fulton County Board of Elections Meeting 04/09/20

Board Members Present: Mary Carole Cooney, Mark Wingate, Dr. Kathleen Ruth, Aaron Johnson Vernetta Nuriddin - will join Also present Richard Barron - Director Registration and Elections, Mariska Bodison - Board Secretary, Ralph Jones, Blake Evans Board Members Ms. Mary Carole Cooney, Chairperson Mr. Mark Wingate, Vice Chair (Republican) Ms. Vernetta Nuriddin (Democrat) Kathleen Ruth, … Continue reading Fulton County Board of Elections Meeting 04/09/20

Fulton County Board of Elections Meeting 03/18/20

Agenda approved Public response Garland Favorito – He asked the board to consider urging people to vote from home. They can get a ballot by email, online or phone. Forest Web, Fulton County clerk – Thanked the board for the work they do and their support. Linda Prichert – She reiterated the need to vote … Continue reading Fulton County Board of Elections Meeting 03/18/20

Fulton County Board of Elections Meeting 03/12/20

Board Members Present: Mary Carole Cooney Mark Wingate Dr. Kathleen Ruth Aaron V. Johnson Absent: Vernetta Keith Nuriddin Agenda was approved Public Response Privacy Issues Votes are verifiable  Encrypted code – vote can tabulate differently than what is on ballot Can be hacked Voters continue to be disenfranchised  Violation of secrecy GA Tech polling location … Continue reading Fulton County Board of Elections Meeting 03/12/20

Fulton County Board of Elections Meeting 12/12/19

Board Members Present: Mary Carole Cooney Mark Wingate Vernetta Keith Nuriddin Dr. Kathleen Ruth Aaron V. Johnson Agenda was approved Public Response Asked last month not to use new machines Asked to use paper ballots Asked to increase staff and training Equipment is expected at the end of February with Fulton county the last scheduled … Continue reading Fulton County Board of Elections Meeting 12/12/19