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Lincoln County Electoral Council is again postponing voting to close polling stations

Lincoln County, Georgia (WJBF) – For the second time, a meeting of the Lincoln County Electoral Commission was postponed without a vote.

Council members were expected to vote on a proposal to reduce the number of polling stations in the constituency.

“We will schedule another meeting and we will have all the materials you want to see. We will have all this information for you, “said Lilwender Bolton, director of the Lincoln County Electoral Council.

The decision was made after many present expressed their criticism of the plan to move the constituency from 7 polling stations to 3.

“There are a lot of people who don’t have transport to get to the polls. We need to place polls in the area where they can get, ”said the Rev. RK Halloway.

“Why are you taking polls? That’s the question. It’s not about Democrats and Republicans. To make it real, it’s black and white, ”Keith Gunby said.

The original proposal was to move the constituency from seven polling stations to just one, but local voting and civil rights activists such as the Rev. Denise Freeman petitioned for their polling stations to be open.

Freeman said that if the council embraces the proposal, they could violate state law, which restricts polling stations from closing polling stations where 20 percent of voters oppose it.

“They held these three polling stations without taking into account the votes of the people who signed the petitions with their signatures,” Freeman said.

Others who spoke at the meeting said closing polls was a form of voter repression.

“We have a constitutional right to vote. We have a constitutional right to have polls and not be suppressed. This is not 1922, but 2022, and we will not go for it, ”Keith Hanby said.

It has not been announced when the meeting will be postponed.

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Lincoln County Electoral Council is again postponing voting to close polling stations

Lincoln County, Georgia (WJBF) – For the second time, a meeting of the Lincoln County Electoral Commission was postponed without a vote.

Council members were expected to vote on a proposal to reduce the number of polling stations in the constituency.

“We will schedule another meeting and we will have all the materials you want to see. We will have all this information for you, “said Lilwender Bolton, director of the Lincoln County Electoral Council.

The decision was made after many present expressed their criticism of the plan to move the constituency from 7 polling stations to 3.

“There are a lot of people who don’t have transport to get to the polls. We need to place polls in the area where they can get, ”said the Rev. RK Halloway.

“Why are you taking polls? That’s the question. It’s not about Democrats and Republicans. To make it real, it’s black and white, ”Keith Gunby said.

The original proposal was to move the constituency from seven polling stations to just one, but local voting and civil rights activists such as the Rev. Denise Freeman petitioned for their polling stations to be open.

Freeman said that if the council embraces the proposal, they could violate state law, which restricts polling stations from closing polling stations where 20 percent of voters oppose it.

“They held these three polling stations without taking into account the votes of the people who signed the petitions with their signatures,” Freeman said.

Others who spoke at the meeting said closing polls was a form of voter repression.

“We have a constitutional right to vote. We have a constitutional right to have polls and not be suppressed. This is not 1922, but 2022, and we will not go for it, ”Keith Hanby said.

It has not been announced when the meeting will be postponed.

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