Randolph Co. Board of Elections votes to make no changes to polling locations

Randolph Co. Board of Elections votes to make no changes to polling locations

RANDOLPH COUNTY, GA (WTVM) - The Randolph County Board of Elections voted this morning on a proposal to close several polling locations.

They have already had two public meetings this month after the Board of Elections proposed to close 75 percent of the polling locations in the county.

The board voted to make no changes to the polling locations.

Controversy surrounded after the proposal cited the Americans with Disabilities Act as justification for closing the locations, claiming certain locations are not suitable.

Closing these polling places means seven of the nine current locations will close before the upcoming midterm elections.

Some believe this is being done with the intent of stopping certain groups of people from voting after the American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia sent a letter to the Board of Elections claiming this would make it harder for African-Americans to vote.

The meeting is open to the public and will be held at the Cuthbert Government Center this morning at 8:00 a.m.

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