Whitfield County Board of Elections Meeting 07/08/21

Members present: Stephen Kelehear (chair) Registrar: Mary Hammontree Form changes—staff reported the SOS has sent them forms reflecting changes from SB 202.Voter maintenance—Staff reported they received a list of 385 voters from the Secretary of State’s Office who hadn’t voted in the last five years. They mailed noticed to those on this no-contact list, and … Continue reading Whitfield County Board of Elections Meeting 07/08/21

Whitfield County Board of Elections Meeting 05/13/21

Members present: Stephen Kelehear (chair), Carol Byers, Rob Cowan Registrar: Mary Hammontree Old business M. Hammontree reported she presented their goals to the county commission earlier in the week. One goal was related to community involvement, and she noted there is a lot of misinformation.  Several people present told her they want her to present … Continue reading Whitfield County Board of Elections Meeting 05/13/21

Whitfield County Board of Elections 04/15/21

Members present: Stephen Kelehear (chair), Carol Byers, Rob Cowan Registrar: Mary Hammontree Old business M. Hammontree reported she’ll be presenting the BOE goals to the county commission at their May meeting. New business Signature check—M. Hammontree said the state and the University of Georgia are doing a signature check on 25 absentee ballots. R. Cowan … Continue reading Whitfield County Board of Elections 04/15/21

Whitfield County Board of Elections Meeting 12/23/20

Zoom Meeting  CALL TO ORDER:  Stephen Kelehear, Chairman board member called the Special called  December 23, 2020 meeting to order at 8:00 A.M.  Members Present:  Stephen Kelehear, Chairman  Carol Byers  Rob Cowan  Staff Present:  Mary Hammontree-Election Supervisor  Special Guest:  NA  MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING:  NA  OLD BUSINESS:  NA  NEW BUSINESS:  A. Challenge of Electors for … Continue reading Whitfield County Board of Elections Meeting 12/23/20

Whitfield County Board of Elections Meeting 10/08/20

Chair Stephen Kelehear Carol Byers Bill Cowan Registrar Mary Hammontree We have sent out 13,891 absentee ballots. We have gotten back 2098 of those so far. We’ve hired and trained 52 new poll workers. Our new drop box has been installed and is getting emptied twice a day. We have finished doing our L&A testing … Continue reading Whitfield County Board of Elections Meeting 10/08/20

Whitfield County Board of Elections Meeting 09/10/20

Members present: Stephen Kelehear (chair) and Carol Byers Ex Dir: Mary Hammontree Mary Hammontree: They have requests for 6,000 absentee ballots (3,900 from elderly or disabled), 500 from the SOS website. They anticipate 15,000.Hammontree: Next Tuesday, she’ll be making a request for additional funds to the county commissionersHammontree: two polling places have been changed—Westside and … Continue reading Whitfield County Board of Elections Meeting 09/10/20

Whitfield County Board of Elections Meeting 09/07/20

Members present: Stephen Kelehear (chair) and Carol Byers Ex Dir: Mary Hammontree Chair commended staff for the way they conducted the primary election.Mary Hammontree reported 33 poll workers have dropped out since the last election. They have been replaced, and there are 25 more workers for the Nov election. She’s trying to get a bilingual … Continue reading Whitfield County Board of Elections Meeting 09/07/20

Whitfield County Board of Elections 05/14/20

Mary Hammontree, the director, said an order has just been issued stating all persons entering the courthouse must have their temperatures taken. If they have a high temperature, they won’t be allowed to enter, and she said their names will be taken. This won’t be done by her staff but by courthouse staff located at … Continue reading Whitfield County Board of Elections 05/14/20

Whitfield County Board of Elections Meeting 04/09/20

Board members present: Stephen Kelehear (chair), Rob Cowan, Carol Byers Staff: Mary Hammontree, Michelle Kyle, Andrea Springfield, Rhonda Franks Primary election—Mary Hammontree, the director, reported those who didn’t vote in the presidential primary would get a ballot that includes the presidential race in the May primaryEarly voting, April 27—Ms. Hammontree reported if early voting is … Continue reading Whitfield County Board of Elections Meeting 04/09/20

Whitfield County Board of Elections 12/12/19

New equipment coming Friday—221 machines and printersThe state will reimburse much of the cost for security. DHS has given each county cybersecurity software.The state will pick up some of the costs for tables, booths, etc.State-provided fact sheet on state costs for the county--$723,000—that they asked the board to show to elected officials.Planning voter outreach through … Continue reading Whitfield County Board of Elections 12/12/19