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

Whitfield County Board of Elections Meeting 11/14/19

Director reported she heard mixed reactions to new equipment: some smaller precincts say equipment takes too much space; some suggest magnifiers for people who have trouble reading printed ballots, and having review stations so as not to slow process more than necessary; the process is slower than in past.Discussed ways to educate the public on … Continue reading Whitfield County Board of Elections Meeting 11/14/19

Whitfield County Official Board of Elections Meeting Minutes 09/12/19

CALL TO ORDER:  Stephen Kelehear, Chairman board member called the September 12th, 2019 meeting to order at 8:07 A.M.  Members Present:  Stephen Kelehear, Chairman  Rob Cowan  Carol Byers  Staff Present:  Rhonda Franks  Andrea Springfield  Landon Smith  Special Guest:  Mr. Wade from ACLU  MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING:  Minutes from the August 8th, 2019 meeting were presented … Continue reading Whitfield County Official Board of Elections Meeting Minutes 09/12/19