For Immediate Release
June 20, 2008
Contact: Matt Carrothers
Director of Media Relations
with qualifying inquiries should contact
Actions Taken by the Georgia State Election Board at its June 17 Meeting
AtlantaóThe Georgia State Election Board held its quarterly meeting on Tuesday, June 17, 2008.
The Board voted to close the following cases:
The Board voted to grant continuances in the following cases.
The Board voted to refer the following cases to the Attorney Generalís Office for negotiation of a consent order:
The Board voted to issue letters of instruction in the following cases:
The Board ruled in SEB Case No. 2006-000037 Elbert County to amend the proposed consent order to include a letter of instruction, agreed to heightened absentee ballot and UOCAVA monitoring through December 31, 2008, and submit to the State Election Board and to the Secretary of State a plan implementing their procedures no later than June 30, 2008.
The Board ruled in SEB Case No. 2007-000037 City of Baldwin to send a letter to the Baldwin City Council regarding the need for privacy when voting, and to issue a letter of instruction and reprimand to City of Baldwin Election Superintendent Brandy Kyle.
The Board voted to accept the following Consent Orders from the Attorney Generalís Office:
In other business, Deputy Secretary of State Rob Simms presented a legislative update to the Board regarding federal and state elections legislation.
Matthew Carrothers, Director of Media Relations for the Secretary of State, provided the Board with an overview of the education and outreach plan for the photo identification requirement prior to the July 15, 2008 General Primary.
Elections Division Director Wes Tailor briefed the Board on the reorganization of the Elections Division.