On Tuesday, the newly created Camden County Board of Elections and Registration held its first meeting with Probate Judge Robert C. Sweatt, Jr. administering the oath of office to all incoming Board Members.
As their first item of business, the board selected District 4 Member Joseph Michaels as Chair and District 2 Member Dr. Jannett Bradford as Vice-Chair. The other members of the Board of Elections and Registration include District 1 Member Barbara Hahn, District 3 Member James Corbett, and District 5 Member Kyle Rapp.
As an independent body and within the legal framework of the State of Georgia and Camden County, the mission of the Board of Elections and Registration is that of:
- conducting elections and certifying the election results;
- verifying voters and ballots;
- educating the community and increasing community awareness of upcoming elections; and,
- creating community confidence and trust in voting and the democratic process.
Barbara Hahn, Dr. Jannett Bradford, James Corbett, Joseph Michaels, and Kyle Rapp.
Formed last year by the Georgia General Assembly through House Bill 1023, the Camden County Board of Elections and Registration is comprised of five members, one from each district, appointed by the Board of Commissioners. The Board will have the powers, duties, and responsibilities of the election superintendent of Camden County; the municipal election superintendent of the City of Kingsland, the City of St. Marys, and the City of Woodbine; and the Board of Registrars of Camden County, which is provided for under Chapter 2 of Title 21 of the O.C.G.A., the “Georgia Election Code.”
Board of Elections and Registration meetings are scheduled for 3:00 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month unless otherwise noted. All meetings are held in Woodbine on the second floor of the Government Services Complex, in the Commissioners Meeting Chambers. Special Called meetings and Work Sessions are held when necessary. A meeting calendar is on the homepage of the county’s website, www.camdencountyga.gov. All meetings are open to the public.
Bob Tacconelli, Shauna Spann, Commission Chair Jimmy Starline, Robin Mainor-Knight, and Leroy Felder
With the creation of the Board of Elections & Registration, the Board of Registrars ended their dedicated service to Camden County. The Camden County Board of Commissioners recognized the former board members with a brief presentation, thanking them for their commitment and service to the citizens of Camden County. Board members in attendance included Leroy Felder, Robin Mainor-Knight, Shauna Spann, and Robert “Bob” Tacconelli. Not pictured was former Board Member Debbie Middleton.