Task force formed to examine Fulton County Election Day woes

Fulton County has formed a task force to look into the trouble at polls throughout the county in the June 9 election.

Voters saw long lines and problems with voting machines and procedures that caused polls throughout the county to remain open late so voters could cast their ballots.

On Wednesday, June 10th, Fulton County Commission Chairman Robb Pitts announced the establishment of a special Elections Task Force.  The purpose of the Task Force is to review the recent election process from top to bottom with emphasis on five key areas:

  1. Facilities (Polling places)
  2. Equipment (Machines & supplies)
  3. Personnel (Poll workers & training)
  4. Logistics (Operations – layout & flow)
  5. Communication (Public awareness)

The ten member Task Force will be asked to review the election process and recommend changes that could be made in preparation for the August 13 run-off and the November 3 general election.

“Unfortunately, the issue has become partisan, on all levels. My goal is to fix the problem, be a part of the solution and get it right,” said Pitts.

Pitts has also asked Richard “Dick” Anderson, Fulton County Manager to convene an internal working group (Task Force) to review all election processes as well.

“Two sets of eyes on the solution is always a good thing,” said Pitts.