2014-02-05 / Front Page

Commission approves move to Board of Elections

The Early County Board of Commissioners took the first step in establishing a county board of elections at their Monday night meeting at the County Annex, voting to adopt a local legislative act that will now go to the state legislature for action.

The board of elections will be responsible for voter registration and with conducting primaries and elections in Early County.

The legislation will take effect January, 2015, with the first board members appointed in July of this year.

The commissioners also approved a policy for accepting private roads as public roads for maintenance in the county. The policy includes an application and acceptance procedure and criteria a road must meet in order to be considered.

Qualifying fees were set for commission and board of education seats for the 2014 election. Commission Districts 1 and 3 are on the ballot this year with the qualifying fee of $72. Board of Education Districts 3 and 4 are on the ballot with the qualifying fee of $18.

Blakely Fire Chief Randy McDonald gave the commission a report on 2013 department activity on behalf of the county stating that the fire department responded to 173 county calls including 19 house

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