Richmond County Board of Elections Meeting 09/14/20

Members Present: Tim McFallsSherry T. BarnesMarcia BrownTerence DicksBob Finnegan Meeting notes: Meeting start: 6:00; Meeting end 7:00Lynn Bailey says the county has 22,300 absentee ballots that have been processed and ready to send out by September 19th,2020. Also stated that the pre-filled ballots that were mailed out were very helpful.Bailey says the county is reminding … Continue reading Richmond County Board of Elections Meeting 09/14/20

Richmond County Board of Elections Special Meeting 08/31/20

Members Present: Lynn BaileyTimothy McFalls Sr.Sherry BarnesMarcia BrownTerrance C. Meeting Notes: Meeting Start 6:00pm Meeting end 6:07pm Mcfalls calls a special meeting to discuss the removal of a candidate for the November 3rd election.Removal of candidate Christine Cunningham is being removed from the ballot due to be deceased.The candidate was non-partisan and there is no law … Continue reading Richmond County Board of Elections Special Meeting 08/31/20

Richmond County Board of Elections Meeting 07/13/20

Meeting Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFSEenve5Cg Members Present  Lynn Bailey Timothy McFalls Sherry BarnesMarcia BrownBob FinneganTerrance Crawford Meeting Notes from Attendee: Start Time 6:00 pm McFalls presents the first item of the agenda which is approval of last meetings minutes.Motion passedBailey states that June 17th meeting took place via in person and not on zoomItem 3: Updates and Info around … Continue reading Richmond County Board of Elections Meeting 07/13/20

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

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