The Athens-Clarke County Board of Elections says testing of voting machines that will be used in November elections in Athens and Winterville—testing that was to have started last week—is on hold, postponed til further notice because of delays in receiving election data from the Secretary of State’s Office. Athens-Clarke County voters have a special election on November 7 to fill the Clerk of Court’s Office, while voters in Winterville have a City Council contest to decide. Early voting is set to start on October 16.
From the Athens-Clarke Co Board of Elections…
Due to the delay of receiving election data from the Secretary of State’s Office, Logics & Accuracy testing of the voting equipment for the November 7, 2023, Municipal General & Special Election for the City of Winterville & the Countywide Special Election for the Clerk of Superior Court is postponed until further notice.
We will update our website when the status changes.
Board of Elections Staff (September 17, 2023)
The Athens-Clarke County Board of Elections will conduct a Logic and Accuracy Test on all voting equipment that will be used in the upcoming November 7, 2023 General Municipal/Special Election. The City of Winterville voters will vote on Mayor and Council seats, Municipal Election and all Athens-Clarke County voters will vote on Clerk of Superior Court, Special Election.
Per O.C.G.A. § 21-2-379.25, the testing will begin on Wednesday, at 10:00 a.m. at the Athens-Clarke County Facilities and Landscape Management Building located at 2555 Lexington Road, Athens, Georgia, 30605 and will continue until all units have been tested and proven accurate. Testing will run from 9:00 a.m. each following day (excluding weekends) until completion.
Early voting will begin at 8am on Monday, October 16th at the Elections Office located at 155 East Washington St., Athens GA 30601.
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