August 19, 2020–7:56 a.m.
Floyd County Commission Chairman Scotty Hancock addressed the Floyd County Board of Elections Tuesday.
Hancock pledged to offer assistance to meet some needs that have been identified.
“Just know that we have resources available to help,” he said. “If it’s a funding issue for getting the appropriate training, just let us know. We’re here to support you and help you. If there is a need for additional personnel in the elections office, let us know. If you need additional poll workers, we have the ability to help through our human resources department and through marketing means such as social media and other outlets.”
Hancock expressed support for moving the elections office to a better location, but not until after the November Election.
“I can assure you that after this election, that is a priority for the county,” Hancock added. “We want to relocate the office from downstairs and give it a storefront where you have the capability for parking and where people can come in. We want to have a customer service-friendly elections office. I believe the citizens of Floyd County deserve that.”
During the public comment section of the meeting, Larry Morrow asked when absentee ballots for the November election would be available.
He was told by Elections Chief Robert Brady they would be ready prior to October 12.
Morrow responded by saying the Georgia Secretary of State’s office lists a date of September 15.
Brady then states the absentee ballots would be mailed out as soon as they are available but he did not know when that would be.
There was very little discussion about the issue that arose during the August 11 Runoff Election that caused polling places to be open for an additional two hours.
Former board of elections chair Steve Miller defended Brady saying the problem was caused by an error with the poll worker cards which were created by a state worker and Brady and the board were not to blame.