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Fwd: FW: RELEASE: Actions Taken by the State Election Board at its May 12 Meeting

Actions Taken by the State Election Board at its May 12 Meeting
Travis Fain of the Macon Telegraph sent me this:


Macon, Ga.—The Georgia State Election Board met on Tuesday, May 12, 2009.

The Board voted to refer the following cases to the Attorney General's Office:

  • SEB No. 2004-000021: Macon County
  • SEB No. 2007-000036: City of Douglas
  • SEB No. 2008-000029: Newton County
  • SEB No. 2008-000056: Seminole County – Elijah

The Board voted to accept the administrative law judge's decision and increase the fine to $500:
  • SEB No. 2005-000066: City of College Park

The Board voted to grant a continuance in the following case:
  • SEB No. 2007-000028: City of Greenville

The Board voted to close the following cases:
  • SEB No. 2004-000073: Long County
  • SEB No. 2004-000082: Pierce County
  • SEB No. 2005-000075: City of Forest Park
  • SEB No. 2007-000003: City of Buena Vista
  • SEB No. 2008-000028: City of Richland
  • SEB No. 2008-000046: Wilkinson County
  • SEB No. 2008-000057: DeKalb County
  • SEB No. 2008-000067: Lanier County
  • SEB No. 2008-000068: Seminole County – Dugan
  • SEB No. 2008-000069: Elbert County
  • SEB No. 2008-000073: Jasper County
  • SEB No. 2008-000119: Midway Baptist Church
  • Memo Case 080007: Gwinnett County, Howard Sorsdahl

The Board voted to close the portion of SEB No. 2008-000137: Karen Horne relating to the Henry County Elections and Registration Board and refer the portion relating to Karen Horne to the Attorney General's Office. The Board requested that the Attorney General's Office send the case to the Henry County District Attorney.

The Board voted to refer these cases to the Attorney General's Office and ask Fulton County to provide a written response to the allegations within 30 days:
  • SEB No. 2008-000084: Fulton County, General Election
  • SEB No. 2008-000104: Fulton County, Absentee Ballots
  • SEB No. 2008-000134: Fulton County, Run-off

The Board voted to accept consent orders in the following cases:
  • SEB No. 2005-000087: City of Zebulon
  • SEB No. 2006-000008: City of Greenville
  • SEB No. 2006-000020: Coffee County
  • SEB No. 2008:000007: Anthony Scott Hobbs

The Secretary of State's Elections Division Director Wes Tailor briefed the Board with an elections update.

Deputy Secretary of State Rob Simms gave the Board an overview of pending elections legislation.

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