Dismal Week One primary runoff vote totals for DeKalb County. Wonder why?

Jonathan Grant @Brambleman Above: Week One primary runoff vote totals for DeKalb County, which declined to open additional polling sites outside its Memorial Drive office. So no early voting inside Georgia’s Sixth District, home to 100,000 DeKalb voters. This was a terrible decision, and quite vote-suppressing, though the Board would never admit it. Here’s the background. DeKalb’s countywide turnout so far: 0.003 (3/10ths of 1 percent) Source: DeKalb Board of Elections If you’re a DeKalb voter and don’t want to drive to the Board of Elections offices, vote absentee. Check out the foolproof steps to voting absentee. Also, there’s other breaking DeKalb County voting news. Turns out Rep. Scott Holcomb‘s been getting robbed of hundreds of votes every election since 2012. Read…

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Major Georgia voting snafu has robbed 100s of votes from Rep. Scott Holcomb for years

Jonathan Grant @Brambleman Going back at least to 2012, a major error by either Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp‘s office or the DeKalb County Board of Elections has put nearly 700 voters who should be in Democratic Rep. Scott Holcomb’s House District 81 in (up until recently) safe Republican House District 79. Bear in mind, Doraville North is a reliably blue precinct, giving Democratic candidates hefty majorities. Jon Ossoff took Doraville North last year with 75 percent of the vote. These voters would have increased Holcomb’s victory margin in 2016 by about 200, and they are even more crucial in a mid-term election, when turnout is typically lower. Here’s what happened: A portion of Doraville North extends east past Buford Highway around…

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Bad news, DeKalb: only early voting in runoff will be at Memorial Drive Elections Office

Jonathan Grant @Brambleman on Twitter What a difference a year makes! The DeKalb County Board of Elections voted 4-0 (Leona Perry absent) to open only one early voting location for the July 24 runoffs: The Memorial Drive office. So there will be no early voting in DeKalb’s 6th Congressional District precincts despite the runoff between Lucy McBath and Kevin Abel — nothing like the widespread early voting locations for last year’s runoff between Jon Ossoff and Karen Handel. While agenda listed: “New Business: A) Runoff Election Advance Voting,”there was no prior publication of this information, so no public comment on it. The period of public comment comes after the agenda is set and before agenda items are taken up, and the agenda typically…

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DeKalb County’s new app guides you to early voting sites

At least it will next week This has been a low turnout election, so far. The vote totals the DeKalb Board of Elections posted for Saturday are grim.  But hey, we can vote today!  Check out this resource: DeKalb County Voter Guide. Here’s a list of early voting sites and times: Only Dunwoody Library, the Board of Elections office, and South DeKalb Mall are open for voting today. But this is cool:

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Sorry, Fran. There will be Sunday voting in DeKalb (but Tucker Rec is out)

UPDATE: Download the complete early voting schedule from the DeKalb Board of Elections website. Despite public protest over the proposed shuttering of Tucker Recreation Center as an early voting site, the DeKalb Board of Elections voted today to approve staff’s early voting plan, which included a break away from using the center. So, no advance early voting starting April 30 in Tucker, although Tucker Library will open for voting May 14-18. After discussion, the Board voted 4-0 to approve Director Erica Hamilton’s proposal, which remained unchanged from the staff plan put forward at last month’s meeting. There will be only three advance early voting polling locations opening April 30: Dunwoody Library and the Board’s Memorial Drive offices will keep 7 a.m.-7 p.m.…

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