Now that the November 3rd general election is in the rearview, local officials are tasked with finding ways to improve the voter experience and the manner in which votes are tallied.
Scotty Hancock, the Chairman of the Floyd County Board of Commissioners, indicates that every effort must be made to ensure a more timely count of the county’s election results. Election Day went smoothly, says Hancock, though it took awhile for election officials to share any results.
The county commission, as elected officials, cannot take any action without first receiving a recommendation from the elections board.
Hancock adds that the Elections Office is not currently experiencing budget issues and would be provided anything they need upon asking. The office, by the way, is slated to move to a new location in the coming months, according to Hancock.
Floyd County Commissioners will gather today at the Forum River Center in downtown Rome. View their agenda at www.romefloyd.com.
US Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler have both called for Georgia’s Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to resign his post amid the handling of recent elections. Raffensperger has encouraged Perdue and Loeffler to focus their attention on the runoff election slated for January 5th as he is ‘concerned about Republicans keeping the US Senate’.