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Posted on: October 7, 2020

$34,000 Grant Awarded for Election Expenses

At their October 6, 2020, regular meeting teleconference, the Camden County Board of Commissioners accepted a grant from the Center for Tech and Civic Life (CTCL) to ensure a safe and secure election as a result of COVID-19.

The $34,195.50 in funding will be used for specific administrative costs associated with the election.

"We are receiving a record number of absentee ballots which require additional staff hours to process,” said Elections Supervisor Shannon Nettles. “Additionally, our voting machines will be cleaned multiple times throughout each day of advance in-person voting and on election day requiring more supplies and safety equipment for our staff and poll workers. We are thankful for the support of CTCL and the Board of Commissioners to ensure that we have the necessary staff and supplies for the upcoming General Election.”

At a previous meeting, the Camden County Board of Commissioners approved an additional, temporary employee to assist with the increased workload leading up to the November 3rd election.

Registered voters may request an absentee ballot through October 30, but are encouraged to plan for enough time for the ballot to arrive my mail at the Election office no later than November 3, 2020. 

Advance In-Person Voting begins Tuesday, October 13 in Kingsland and Woodbine at 8:00 a.m., with additional voting opportunities in St. Marys the week of October 26-30. There will also be two Saturday’s and a Sunday available for early voting options. Visit www.camdencountyga.gov/vote for more information. 

Full Press Release (PDF)