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Fri Oct 26, 2018, 10:10 AM

My concern for Georgia election (or any state) brings out this question

Is their more that one person that see's these ballots BEFORE anybody decides for any reason that they be rejected?? I'm hoping that their are Democrats are present to stop this fiasco! Anybody here explain the process? TY in advance

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Reply My concern for Georgia election (or any state) brings out this question (Original post)
bluestarone Oct 2018 OP
greymattermom Oct 2018 #1
bluestarone Oct 2018 #4
Hoyt Oct 2018 #5
brooklynite Oct 2018 #2
bluestarone Oct 2018 #3
MarvinGardens Oct 2018 #6
brooklynite Oct 2018 #7
MarvinGardens Oct 2018 #8
GemDigger Oct 2018 #9
bluestarone Oct 2018 #10
GemDigger Oct 2018 #11

Response to bluestarone (Original post)

Fri Oct 26, 2018, 10:13 AM

1. I only know about provisional ballots.

Those are handled at the county level, and the folks at the polls don't make decisions on them. I'm a precinct manager in Georgia 6.

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Response to greymattermom (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 26, 2018, 10:18 AM

4. TY do you know who at the county level looks at them?

More that one person i hope!! Also I want to TY for serving!!!

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Response to greymattermom (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 26, 2018, 10:24 AM

5. Thank you for serving. It's an extremely important position for ensuring integrity of voting system.

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Response to bluestarone (Original post)

Fri Oct 26, 2018, 10:13 AM

2. These aren't ballots...they're registration forms.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #2)

Fri Oct 26, 2018, 10:16 AM

3. TY So the people that filled out the registration forums were denied their votes?

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #2)

Fri Oct 26, 2018, 10:31 AM

6. There have been issues with ballots too.

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Response to MarvinGardens (Reply #6)

Fri Oct 26, 2018, 10:36 AM

7. No...

Those are requests for ballots, not the ballots themselves.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #7)

Fri Oct 26, 2018, 11:00 AM

8. In Gwinnett, it was absentee ballots.

A federal judge issued an injunction Thursday barring elections officials in Gwinnett County, and elsewhere across Georgia, from rejecting absentee ballots because signatures on the ballots donít match those on file for the affected voters.

U.S. District Court Judge Leigh Martin May issued the injunction after giving attorneys for civil rights groups and residents who filed the complaint, as well as those representing the Gwinnett County Board of Elections and Secretary of State Brian Kemp an opportunity to weigh in on it.

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Response to bluestarone (Original post)

Fri Oct 26, 2018, 11:40 AM

9. I work at the clerks office counting ballots and have asked a couple of questions.

Q: How do you know the signatures are a match because I sign my name differently depending on where I am signing it? Meaning if I am signing something on a wall or on a desk on in my lap. Answer: We have 2 people that do it per computer. Q: And if it is not an exact match? A: We look for other little signs, the capital letters, the dots of an I, and other little things. If we can't agree on it, it goes to another station and if they can't agree on it then it goes to someone higher up. (At this point the envelopes are NOT opened so nobody knows how that person voted.) Once they have been matched they put the unopened envelope into a bin that goes to the automatic envelope opener thingy and put back in a bag which is locked. Then they are put on hold until election day because we do not have early voting.

On election day we have to take an "Oath of Office" and sign forms including one for Homeland Security. We then sit at tables 2 or 3 people per table. Then we take the ballots out of the envelope and put it in a pile. If there is nothing in an envelope we call a supervisor. If all envelopes have a ballot we then give a ticket that says the count is correct and give it to the person on the machine.

Everything is counted by everyone it touches. The envelopes, the ballots, and the ballots that we have problems with.

If we have a problem with the ballots (2 places marked, a write in that isn't clear) it then goes to a table of 3 people that have to agree completely that it is or is not a problem.

There is no way that anyone who counts the ballots can interfere by trashing one or hiding one because of the fact that they are counted by every hand it touches. On voting day the ballots are touched by at least 7 different groups of people.

This is for my county in my state. I don't know how the other counties/states do theirs.

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Response to GemDigger (Reply #9)

Fri Oct 26, 2018, 01:03 PM

10. TY i'm feeling better after reading your response!!

Are you in Georgia? Hoping this is kinda the same no matter what state it's in! Again TY for your work in this political environment!

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Response to bluestarone (Reply #10)

Fri Oct 26, 2018, 01:07 PM

11. Hopefully, most places do the same.

No, I am in Montana.

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