This is What an Underfunded Election Looked Like in Georgia Last Tuesday
What went wrong?
“You can’t do Democracy on the cheap”
On Tuesday Georgia had exactly the same problems that the Alamance County Board of Elections is working hard to avoid
- County elections officials could not find more younger poll workers to replace more experienced ones who didn’t want to work because of the pandemic
- Jurisdictions ran out of provisional ballots
- Voting machines were reported to be missing or malfunctioning
- Hourslong lines, people gave up and left before casting a ballot
- Trying to simultaneously conduct an in-person election and a mail-voting one had stretched the resources too thin.
- Voters reported requesting absentee ballots and waiting months for them to arrive — and some never came at all.
Commissioner Galey (and the County Manager) seek to justify withholding county election funding by including grant money in the recommended budget that is “actively being applied for by County staff” and that they “expect the County will have access to outside funds from other sources.” They are counting on funding our elections with unconfirmed grant money totaling $457,765.00 or 35% of total funding! They are counting chickens before they hatch. Not only is this irresponsible budgeting but is also contrary to the NC Statute that clearly states:
(§ 163-37. Duty of county board of commissioners.) The respective boards of county commissioners shall appropriate reasonable and adequate funds necessary for the legal functions of the county board of elections, including reasonable and just compensation of the director of elections. (1999-424, s. 3(a); 2017-6, s. 3; 2018-146, s. 3.1(a), (b).)
Please make the time to contact our County Commissioners and voice your support for our Board of Elections. Contact info HERE
Due to the COVID19 emergency
New Voter Registrations Are Down 70%.
You can help.
- Talk to your friends and make sure they are registered.
- Ask them each to talk to three of their friends and make sure their three friends are registered.
Here’s a link to the NC DMV Online Voter Registration Form:
NC Supreme Court Candidate Town Hall
Tuesday June 16, 2020 at 6:30 pm
For more details about this virtual meeting click HERE
Are you a Proud Alamance Democrat?
Our 3 Candidates for Alamance Board of County Commissioners are!
Learn more about our 3 candidates for the County Commission HERE
Stand up and stand out as a Proud Alamance County Democrat. We’re working for a better more inclusive Alamance for everyone.
Here is a link to request an absentee ballot form in North Carolina. It is not too early to do this.
You can also call our local Board of Elections at (336)570-6755 and request that they send you an absentee ballot request form. Do it today!
If you’d like to check you registration status or register to vote the TimesNews has this nifty little page. HERE