Forsyth County Board of Voter Registrations and Elections
Monday, July 2, 2012, 9:00 a.m.
The meeting called to order at 9:02am
Present at the meeting: Donald Glover, Chairman
Matthew Blender, Vice Chairman
Barbara Luth, Supervisor of Voter Registrations and Elections
Jennifer Sami, Forsyth County News Reporter
Review of prior minutes
Motion was made by Matthew Blender to approve the minutes of June 11, 2012, seconded by Donald Glover. Vote to approve the minutes of June 11, 2012 was unanimous with Douglas Sorrells being absent from the meeting due to vacation.
Barb gave an update on the July 31, 2012 General Primary and Nonpartisan/Special Election
MAIL REG REP 338
MAIL REG DEM 41
MAIL REG NP 4
ELECTRONIC UOCAVA REP 18
ELECTRONIC UOCAVA DEM 2
ELECTRONIC UOCAVA NP 0
MAIL UOCAVA REP 41
MAIL UOCAVA DEM 4
MAIL UOCAVA NP 1
GRAND TOTAL MAILED/ELECTRONIC 449
BALLOTS RECEIVED 135
L & A will begin tomorrow. We have 6 poll workers coming in to assist in testing the equipment.
The supplies are being packed. Training is complete with the exception of some make up. Betsy and Mandi did a wonderful job planning and executing the training. Donald wanted it to be put on the record regarding the training that the feedback that he received from attendees of the meeting and attending the meeting was all good. Betsy worked through pain as she had twisted her ankle. The backup that is in place, allowed Mandi to step up to do Betsyís part and Barb to fill in for Mandi. The office is a well oiled machine.
Deceased Registered Voter Hearing
John C Bellamy 1450 Loblolly Ln Cumming GA 30041
Alan McKelvey Bentley 4820 Shelbourne Dr Cumming GA 30041
Ann H Cantrell 8045 Royal Troon Dr Duluth GA 30097
Richard Marvin Carlisle 4315 Alta Dr Suwanee GA 30024
Roger Calvin Cox 1945 Dr Bramblett Rd Cumming GA 30028
Paul R Crandall 1745 Cobble Creek Way Cumming GA 30041
Robert F Crowell 7325 Brookwood Way Cumming GA 30041
Daniel Edward Duff 2715 Gateview Dr Cumming GA 30040
Joseph Eugene Duff 4325 Alta Dr Cumming GA 30024
Mary Galatis Esachenko 7025 Grassmoor Grange Way Cumming GA 30040
Marion E Forbes 6310 Barberry Hill Pl Gainesville GA 30506
Carol T Gibbs 1355 Cottonwood Trl Cumming GA 30041
Edna Pendley Glaze 6895 Jot Em Down Rd Gainesville GA 30506
William H Harvey 6360 Buckingham Pl Cumming GA 30040
Judy Ann Hendrix 5400 Memphis St Cumming GA 30040
Merine W Hulsey 6605 Misty Lane Cumming GA 30040
Carolyn F Irvin 9315 Mainsall Dr Gainesville GA 30506
Marvin Lee Roy Jett 4810 Browns Bridge Rd Cumming GA 30041
Loretta Ashley Johnson 2850 Burgundy Dr Cumming GA 30041
Addie Jane Keys 2675 Wallace Lake Cir Cumming GA 30040
Bettie Rae Kirkpatrick 4955 Fieldgate Ridge Dr Cumming GA 30028
Sandra Jo Klett 8105 Wynfield Cumming GA 30040
H A Lang 7240 Castleberry Rd Cumming GA 30040
David William Mangum 285 Tidwell Dr Alpharetta GA 30004
Louise Joffree Martin 3075 Dahlonega Hwy Cumming GA 30040
Betty C Mauldin 1875 Valley Ln Cumming GA 30040
Barbra H Milford 4365 Matt Hwy Cumming GA 30028
Dorothy Monroe 5295 Hyde Rd Cumming GA 30040
Michael J Moore 1655 Camden Cove Dr Cumming GA 30040
Joan Parks 2275 Bagley Rd Cumming GA 30041
Denise D Philibert 7240 Plantation Lane Cumming GA 30028
Robert Service Pudney 8395 Lake Hollow Dr Cumming GA 30506
Jean Valenti Ruggiero 1330 Seneca Ave Cumming GA 30041
Christine R Shuls 1920 Chadwick Dr Cumming GA 30028
Joan H Leighton Sollien 7635 Fields Dr Cumming GA 30041
Brenda Sue Stanley 3926 Trammel Dr Cumming GA 30041
Krista Marie Stein 6050 Woodberry Walk Cumming GA 30028
Jimmy Lamar Stone 2820 Atlanta Hwy Cumming GA 30040
Herbert Leon Strain 2035 Chadwick Dr Cumming GA 30028
James D Streetman 3473 Pleasant Grove Rd Cumming GA 30028
Stephen M Travis 329 Kelly Mill Rd Cumming GA 30040
Edith R Wall 690 Spring Valley Dr Cumming GA 30041
Gene A Waters 6785 Whitmire Rd Cumming GA 30028
Brian A Williams 7480 Northampton Ct Cumming GA 30040
After review of the above list Matt Blender made a motion to remove the 44 names on the deceased voter List from the voter registration rolls. The motion was seconded by Donald Glover and the vote was unanimous with the members present to remove the 44 names from the voter registration rolls.
Hearing for Voters with Invalid Addresses
Jazmin Herring 409 Brannon Park Cir. Cumming GA 30041 NSA
Terry Lynn Waddell 439 Brannon Park Cir. Cumming GA 30041 NSA
Brandy Leigh Cantrell 440 Brannon Park Cir. Cumming GA 30041 NSA
Laura Christine Dowdy 460 Brannon Park Cir Cumming GA 30041 NSA
Steve Zembrzuski 6225 Shiloh Rd Alpharetta GA 30005 Commercial
Selina Theresa Tandoc 1400 Market Place Blvd #240 Cumming GA 30041 Commercial
Lance Leo Porter 6485 Shiloh Rd Alpharetta GA 30005 Commercial
After review of the Street Hearing List and some discussion about the addresses and back up documentation Matt Blender made a motion to remove the 7 names that were on the Street Hearing List from the voter registration rolls. The motion was seconded by Donald Glover and the vote was unanimous with the members present to remove the 7 names listed above from the voter registration list.
Early Opening and Tabulation of Absentee Ballots
According to code section O.C.G.A ß21-2-386 we are allowed to open absentee ballots starting at 7:00am on Election Day. We have always been able to open the outer envelope, but with the change in the law we can now open the outer and inner envelopes and read the ballots through the tabulators. We must publish a notice that we intend to open the ballots early and notify the parties and the Nonpartisan candidates of the time we will be starting. We would start opening the ballots at 4:00pm on Election Day. Each party can have 2 monitors and each Nonpartisan candidate can have 1 monitor. The review panel would be present along with office staff. All monitors, vote review panel and any other persons helping that are not board members of election staff must be sequester for the entire process. They cannot have their cell phones or any other electronic devices. There was discussion on procedures and if we would have a deputy present for security. We would have a sign in sheet with times that each person arrives. This would be done in the commissioner meeting room. We would open the ballot, read them through and at 7:00pm we would run the ender card through the units to print the tapes and get the final numbers.
We have 112,184 registered voters and we continue to grow.
The new lektriever will be delivered July 9th. We may hold off loading the cards into the lektriever until after the August runoff.
Donald made a motion to adjourn the meeting and was seconded by Matt. The vote was unanimous with the members present to adjourn the meeting at 9:34 am.