WHITE COUNTY, Ga. – During Monday’s White County Board of Commissioners meeting, Election Supervisor Akyn Bailey invited voters to stop by the elections office to participate in a mock election to help voters — especially first-time voters — become familiar with the new voting machines.
“I’m excited for everyone to come by my office,” she said. The Election Training Precinct that features the Dominion and KnowInk equipment is available during normal business hours.
During her presentation to the Board, Chairman Travis Turner said, “Now is the perfect opportunity, before we get into the May election to get comfortable with what the state has given us.”
Commissioner Edwin Nix questioned Bailey about how absentee ballots will be handled now that Georgia’s voting laws have changed. In the past, elderly and disabled voters were on a permanent list to receive an absentee ballot application but that is no longer the case.
“If you’re elderly or disabled, you have to apply 78 days prior to every election cycle, meaning the first election that year,” she said.
Voters will still be able to access an application online and through the election office by request.