by Robin Kemp
The Clayton County Board of Elections and Registration will meet at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7 via Zoom.
Elections and Registration Director Shauna Dozier will make a report to the board, as well as give an update about the Nov. 3 General and Special Election. That election includes not only the Presidential contest but also the next full-term U.S. House District 5 seat, several county seats, two constitutional amendments that would require voter approval to go into effect, and a statewide referendum.
A link on the county’s calendar that allows members of the public to submit public comment before the meeting was not working as of 11 a.m. Wednesday. We’ve reported the error to county officials and will let you know of any updates.
The board will consider approval of several new advance voting locations for the Nov. 3 election. These include:
- Virginia Burton Gray Recreation Center, 1475 E. Fayetteville Road, Riverdale
- Carl Rhodenizer Recreation Center, 3499 Rex Rd, Rex
- South Clayton Recreation Center, 1837 McDonough Rd, Hampton
- Lee Headquarters Library, 865 Battle Creek Rd, Jonesboro
- Lake Spivey Recreation Center, Clayton County International Park, 2300 GA Hwy. 138 SE, Jonesboro
The Board of Commissioners gave its OK for Elections to use the locations during Tuesday’s meeting.
Also related to the Nov. 3 election, members will make an appointment to the Vote Review Panel, approve poll managers and assistant managers, and discuss a combined regular and special called meeting to certify the results.
The Elections Board also will update voter rolls to drop convicted felons and deceased voters.
You can review the minutes of previous meetings online at https://www.claytoncountyga.gov/government/board-of-commissioners/county-boards/elections-and-registration-board.
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