August 17, 2018

Discrepancies in Voter Info Will Be Corrected, Election Supervisor Says

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An astute reader noted the other day that her voting location listed on the secretary of state's website did not match up with the one listed on the Athens-Clarke County Board of Election's interactive precinct map.

Given Secretary of State Brian Kemp's well-documented voter suppression efforts and lack of security in the system, this was cause for concern.

Further investigation found at least two other discrepancies between the Board of Election's map and its list of polling places.

Charlotte Sosebee, director of the Athens-Clarke County Board of Elections, told Flagpole that the map has taken a long time to update, and those discrepancies will be resolved by the middle of next week. In the meantime, here is the correct information:

• In precinct 7B, voting will take place at the Baxter Street library, not Alps Road Elementary, in November. Closer to Election Day, updated registration cards will be sent out, the change will be advertised, and notices will be posted at both locations as well as nearby businesses, Sosebee said.

• Precinct 6B's polling place is still Georgia Square Mall, but outside Belk, not Sears, as in the past. New cards will be mailed to voters alerting them to the change, Sosebee said.

• Voters in precinct 5A will continue to vote at Whitehead Road Elementary School this November, despite the new Oglethorpe Avenue Elementary School, the previous polling place, being completed.