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

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

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

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger Encourages Younger People to Apply as Poll Workers

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, along with Georgia State Rep. Dewayne Hill, Georgia State Sen. Jeff Mullis from Chickamauga and Catoosa County Commission Chairman Steven Henry, talked about local and state governments’ election response to the COVID-19 public health emergency via video chat Tuesday, April 21, 2020. Raffensperger encouraged people 16 years old and … Continue reading Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger Encourages Younger People to Apply as Poll Workers

Peanut Gallery Hosts 6 p.m. Training Session for Volunteer Monitors April 28

Join us 4-28-20 to learn how you can help protect Georgia’s 2020 elections as a Peanut Gallery Volunteer Monitor. If you would like to volunteer to attend Board of Elections (BOE) meetings and report the findings to The Peanut Gallery, please contact us. Our volunteers assist us in holding BOEs accountable and keeping citizens informed. … Continue reading Peanut Gallery Hosts 6 p.m. Training Session for Volunteer Monitors April 28

BOARD OF REGISTRATIONS AND ELECTIONS, HANCOCK COUNTY: FEBRUARY 11TH, 2016 MEETING

In attendance: Kathy Ransom (Chair) Jim Youmans (Vice Chair & Secretary) Nancy Stephens (Member) Linda Clayton (Member) Robert Ingram (Member) ….. Tiffany Medlock (Elections Supervisor) Pre-regular meeting work session: Laptop given to the board by Don Bevill Vice Chair Youmans, for board of elections business, had been using a laptop given to the board by … Continue reading BOARD OF REGISTRATIONS AND ELECTIONS, HANCOCK COUNTY: FEBRUARY 11TH, 2016 MEETING