Elections will be more costly, starting next year

  • Annabelle Barkman, left, and Jan Timms check people in and verify voter registrations for residents who participate in early voting at the Rabun County Board of Elections Office on Monday. Early voting ends Friday, Nov. 1.
    Annabelle Barkman, left, and Jan Timms check people in and verify voter registrations for residents who participate in early voting at the Rabun County Board of Elections Office on Monday. Early voting ends Friday, Nov. 1.
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Georgia elections are going to look a lot different in 2020, and the Rabun County Board of Elections Office is being proactive to ensure all of the necessary steps are in place to move forward with voting.

The change comes after the Georgia House of Representatives passed a bill to provide uniform election equipment throughout the state.

Tammy Whitmire, elections supervisor, gave a presentation to Commissioners and talked about the different requirements from the state for voting equipment and procedures at their Board of Commissioners meeting on Tuesday.

“There’s going to be a lot of changes and a lot of stuff we will have to deal with,” Whitmire said.

She told commissioners that the new election equipment will bring a lot of extra supplies and costs for machinery and attachments.

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