State Board of Elections Meeting 04/28/21

9 AM - 11 AM - Opal Baker  Rebecca Sullivan, Vice Chair, served as acting Chair. General Counsel of the SOS office, Ryan Germany, gave an overview of the work being done to implement SB202: 1. New AB application form and envelope are needed; will be checking with other states to see what types of … Continue reading State Board of Elections Meeting 04/28/21

Contents of Georgia’s Newly Passed Voting Law (SB202)

Governor Brian Kemp signed the extensive SB 202 into law on Thursday, March 25, which made serious changes to how the democratic process will be conducted in the State of Georgia. This bill, dubbed the “Election Integrity Act of 2021,” passed out of legislative session with a party-line vote, with members of the Georgia Republican … Continue reading Contents of Georgia’s Newly Passed Voting Law (SB202)

State Board of Elections Meeting 02/24/21

SEB 2018-055 Forsyth Co (provisional ballots). Recommendation: refer to AG. Board action: sent to AG. SEB 2018-061 Fulton Co (Voter registration UOCAVA) Two postcard applications erroneously rejected; applications sent after SOS intervened. Recommend: letter of instruction. Board action: letter of instruction to Fulton Co BOE. SEB 2018-062 Fulton Co (vote buying) Investigation found South Fulton … Continue reading State Board of Elections Meeting 02/24/21

Georgia Republicans Propose House Bill 531 to Add New Restrictions to State Voting Laws

48-page House Bill 531 was introduced on Thursday, February 18, and was sponsored by only Republican representatives in Georgia’s state house.  These sponsors claim that their primary intention in passing HB531 was to restore voters’ faith in elections, seeing as approximately 40% of Georgia voters report that they believe that there was some degree of … Continue reading Georgia Republicans Propose House Bill 531 to Add New Restrictions to State Voting Laws

State Board of Elections Meeting 02/17/21

Mr. Carter Jones-Consult that was hired by the BOE to evaluate Fulton County reported the following from 270 hours of work: No Fraud of Illegality was foundData Management issuesLack of Volunteer trainingInformation System disorganization Brad Raffensberger’s comments: Fulton County is still under investigation$50,000 civil penalty will be imposed on Fulton County if goals are not … Continue reading State Board of Elections Meeting 02/17/21

State Board of Elections Meeting 02/10/21

Meeting Start- 9:00am Meeting end 1:00pm Members Present  Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, Chairperson   Mrs. Rebecca N. Sullivan, Vice Chair Mr. David J. Worley Mr. Matthew Mashburn Mrs. Anh Le Approval of past minutes Elections Debrief, Ryan Germany:  -Expected a “tough” election year due to rolling out new machines but Covid changed how people wanted … Continue reading State Board of Elections Meeting 02/10/21

GA House of Representatives Governmental Affairs Meeting to Discuss 2020 Elections 12/23/20

Georgia House of Representatives Governmental Affairs Meeting You can view the entire meeting here: https://livestream.com/accounts/25225474/events/9117221/videos/215253349 Overview: Ryan Germany investigation update:Discusses the amount of misinformation coming from media outlets - they are now having to issue retractions5752 voters were identified with signature match issuesThis is 4.3% of all votes castHigher than previous years but consistent with … Continue reading GA House of Representatives Governmental Affairs Meeting to Discuss 2020 Elections 12/23/20

State Election Board Meeting 09/10/20

Present: SOS, R. Sullivan, A. Le, D. Worley, M. Mashburn  Approval of previous minutes: Full approval Public comments:  -George Balbona: Questions about spending from Ronbeck on costs of mailing ballots in June. Also concerned about document he received that was redacted - showed info on broken seal on poll pad.  -Dan Gasaway: Fmr. House Representative; … Continue reading State Election Board Meeting 09/10/20

New State Election Board Meeting Notices Added

Updated 09/01/20 -- 09/03/20 Meeting Agenda Added The Secretary of State's office has added a Special Called meeting on 08/10/2020 and a meeting on 09/03/2020. The website also still has the 08/27/20 meeting notice posted. Notice about 08/10/20 meeting: Good afternoon,Please see the attached notice for the State Election Board Special-Called meeting (Webinar) scheduled for Monday, … Continue reading New State Election Board Meeting Notices Added

State Election Board Special Called Meeting 08/10/20

Summary: Election workers will now be able to start processing absentee ballots 2 weeks prior to election day to speed up election results due to the large # of absentee ballots that are being used during the Covid-19 pandemic.An online portal will be created for voters to apply for their absentee ballots. Attendees: S.O.S: Brad … Continue reading State Election Board Special Called Meeting 08/10/20