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JUNE 8, 2020
2020 ELECTIONS UPDATES
1. Under GEORGIA CODE OCGA 21-2-388, if a voter requests an absentee ballot but decides to vote in person, they will need to bring the absentee ballot to the polling place with them to have it spoiled and be able to vote in person. If they don't have the absentee ballot with them, the poll manager has to mark their absentee ballot as "cancelled" in the poll book so if it comes in the mail later they know this person already voted in person and they should not count that absentee vote.
RAFFENSPERGER ANNOUNCES POSTPONEMENT OF PRIMARY ELECTION UNTIL JUNE 9
Posted: Thursday, April 09th 2020 in : Elections
(ATLANTA) — Today, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced that, pursuant to the authority vested in him by O.C.G.A. § 21-2-50.1, he is postponing the Statewide General Primary/Presidential Preference Primary Election until June 9, 2020.Yesterday, Governor Brian Kemp extended the current public health state of emergency until May 13, 2020. Lieutenant Governor Geoff Duncan and ... [Read More]
MAY 11, 2020 - Last day for a person to register and be able to vote in the June 9 Election
MAY 18, 2020 - Early Voting begins
MAY 30, 2020 - Last day to request your Absentee Ballot in time to get it to the Elections Office by June 9th at 7:00 p.m.
MAY 30, 2020 - Saturday Early Voting
JUNE 9, 2020 - General Election In-Person Voting at your designated Precinct Polling Location
*These dates are changing in a very fluid fashion, as the State deals with every changing COVID-19 directives both locally and nationally.
SCREENING HOTLINE EXTENDS DAYS and HOUSE
The Northeast Health District COVID-19 Screening Hotline (706-340-0996) has extended its hours and days. The new hours and days are:
New Athens- Clarke County Shelter in Place Ordinance
In an effort to reduce the speed at which COVID 19 is infecting our population, the Athens-Clarke County Commission adopted a manditoryshelter in place ordinance on Thursday night.
(SEE VIDEO HERE)
The Athens-Clarke County Commission unanimously approved an emergency measure Thursday night (3/19/20) requiring residents to stay in their homes with some exceptions, hoping to reduce the number of COVID-19 cases spread in the county.
The city will not be enforcing this policy by issuing fines or arresting violators but instead will enforce it with “engagement” and guidance, according to the ordinance.
The Commission also voted to spend at least $3 million to somewhat alleviate the economic impact of closing many businesses to the public, which will throw an untold number of residents out of work at least until April 7, when the "shelter in place" policy expires.
Click HERE for Official A-CC Information & Resources
Click HERE for the PDF document An Ordinance for the Second Declaration of a Local State of Emergency Related to COVID-19; and for Other Purposes
Click HERE to read about the ordinance in Flagpole
TESTING OPTIONS (3-21-2020)
The most significant update is a new local testing option set up by the Department of Public Health. This option is focused on patients with moderate symptoms. In order to set up an appointment for testing, please call 706-340-0996. Piedmont continues to have its drive thru testing site as well, and patients can call 866-460-1119 to be screened and set up an appointment. For St. Mary's, please call 706-389-3000. These options are by appointment only - no drop ins accepted. We are continuing to work on increasing testing locally and across the state.
COUNTY CONVENTION UPDATES
10th DISTRICT CONVENTION
On April 15, an email from the 10th District Chairman when out to all Delegates and Alternates
With Governor Kemp extending his “shelter in place” executive order, it is legally and practically impossible to physically hold Congressional District Conventions on Saturday, April 18. Therefore, it is my sad duty to inform you that the 10th Congressional District Convention has been canceled. If you are a Delegate and have not received your email, please contact Karen Schwind at firstname.lastname@example.org
On March 21st, Clarke County Republican Party County Convention COVID-19 Contingency Plan successfully convened a brief convention of seven Executive Committee Members to do the business of the County Convention as prescribed by the State GOP. The slate of Delegates and Alternates was presented to the convention by the Nominating Committee, and the nominees were approved unanimously.
NOTE: PLEASE LOOK FOR EMAILS REGARDING THE PROCESS MOVING FORWARD. If you have questions, email email@example.com.
REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION
Pursuant to the Official Call of the Georgia Republican Party, all individuals desiring to be a delegate or delegate alternate to the Republican National Convention (August 24-27, 2020, Charlotte, NC) are reminded that in order to be eligible for consideration by the District or State Nominating Committee(s) shall complete on or before April 3, 2020 the GRP Online Application (as published on www.gagop.org) and provide all requested supporting material associated with said application. All such individuals are also required to meet with the respective Nominating Committee(s) as a prerequisite to having such individual's name placed in nomination at such convention(s).