Roland Martin on 2018 Midterms & Fake Conscious Negroes

On The Tom Joyner Morning Show today, Roland Martin shares good news about yesterdays’s midterm election results.  He also has advice for those who do not vote.  Use this link for the eight minute report:

Roland Martin: Don’t Listen To These ‘Fake Conscious Negroes’

What is your response when people say they do not vote because one vote does not matter?

Fulton County Primary Elections Info

The 2018 Georgia Primary election is May 22.  Below is information for you to use and share. All 159 counties have similar information as Fulton County. So “google”or call your county elections office.

Also, because there are over 15 items on Georgia ballots, not just Governor and Lt. Governor, please be sure to print your sample ballot, research the candidates, and take your sample ballot with you to vote.  That way you can confidently vote all the way down the ballot.  Get your sample ballot at: http://www.mvp.sos.ga.gov

Fulton County
Registration & Elections

Board of Commissioners Presentation

Our 2018 General Primary Election Objectives
•To continue empowering voters across county
•To report results earlier
PREPARATIONS FOR
2018 GENERAL PRIMARY ELECTION

April 24 was the voter registration deadline to participate in May 22 General Primary election – registration will re-open after May election, and deadline for General Primary Runoff is June 25

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WHERE TO REGISTER
•Department of Driver Services
•Online
•GA Votes App
•City Hall
•Libraries
•Fulton County Offices

Voter Registration
•673,302 active voters
•70,644 inactive voters
•743,946 total registered voters
•Processed 91,334 registration applications since January 1, 2018 year versus 25,230 during same period in 2014
•In 2016 we only processed 57,216 during same time period
•Precinct cards ordered from SOS on April 3, 2018 for 35 precincts

Absentee Ballots
•Residents can complete absentee ballot applications now
•Signature must match the voter registration signature on file
•Residents who are 65+ or have a disability must apply each year. Others must apply each election
•Ballots must be signed when returned
•Deadline is May 18

Absentee Ballots
•Received 3,100 applications
•Processed 2,959 applications
•Rejected 141 applications
•Received 731 ballots

Early Voting
•Early voting offers to voters convenience & choice
•During early voting voters have 18 days to vote
•21 locations
•183.5 hours to vote
•1,160 voters cast ballots on day one

Early Voting
•Sent 315,000 head of household mailings
•Ads in Atlanta Voice and Neighbor Newspapers
•Radio spots on 98.5 and 104.1
Election Day

Poll Workers
•Success on Election Day is dependent on the quality of people who choose to serve as paid poll workers
•We have assigned 1525 poll workers for 183 precincts
•30 Reserve EDay poll workers

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Voter Education
•Voter Education team available to attend community events & meetings
•Deputy registrar training
•Voter education team have attended 23 events from north to south
•Have distributed early voting flyers in libraries and city halls

ELECTION NIGHT
ASSISTANTS

Election Night Operational Improvement Plan
•Deploying 183 Election Night Assistants, 178 Fulton County employees
•Worked with County Manager, Todd Long, Brigitte Bailey and External Affairs
•Most departments have representatives working, in particular Superior Courts
•Aid poll managers in accumulating results
•15 reserves will be on call at three locations
•County teamwork is outstanding
•Fulton County Police and Sheriff
•External Affairs
•EOC
•FCIT
•DREAM
•Libraries
Key Dates
•April 7 – Began sending absentee ballots by mail
•April 24 – Voter Registration Deadline
•April 25 – 27 – Head of household mailing
•April 30 – Early Voting begins
•May 18 – Early Voting Ends
•May 22 – Election Day
•July 24 – Primary Runoff