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

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

Board of Election Meetings May 4-8, 2020

Monday, May 4 Baker County, 9 a.m., in person, Newton, Georgia Echols County, 9 a.m., in-person, 110 GA Hwy 94 E Statenville, Georgia 31648 White County, 9 a.m., TBD,  listen to WRWH radio station for updates Cherokee County, 9:30 a.m., in-person, Albert E. Stone Elections Blding, 400 E. Main St., Canton. Bibb County, 11:00 a.m. … Continue reading Board of Election Meetings May 4-8, 2020

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

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