A newly rebuilt State Election Board is positioned to determine whether the state takes over Fulton County election operations, oversee Georgia’s pivotal midterms, and investigate election security challenges.
The Macon-Bibb County Board of Elections begins a busy election year scrambling to find a new elections supervisor. Jeanetta Watson, who became the county’s first Black elections supervisor after Elaine Carr retired in 2012, resigned last week. Her last day is expected to be Jan. 21.
Every week for the last year, the Douglas elections office has been fielding at least three or four requests, mostly from out-of-town individuals or groups, looking “for every piece of documentation pertaining to the 2020 presidential election,” Kidd told Atlanta Civic Circle.
All of Georgia’s active voters will be receiving absentee ballot applications for the May 19 election but Macon-Bibb County was a step ahead. “We had...