Press Advisory: ACLU of Georgia Again Urges the Quitman County Board of Registrars to Table the Proposal to Close Half of the County’s Polling Locations
Atlanta — The Quitman County Board of Registrars will meet Thursday, May 13, 2021, to review the objections filed at “[t]he hearing held on 5/6/2021 concerning the closure of the Morris precinct. [See image below for a copy of the notice published in the Eufaula Tribune in Eufaula, Alabama.
Rahul Garabadu, ACLU of Georgia Voting Rights Staff Attorney, will testify. The meeting will be livestreamed on the ACLU of Georgia Facebook page.
“We again urge the Quitman County Board of Registrars to table this proposal to close the Morris polling location,” said Rahul Garabadu, ACLU of Georgia Voting Rights Staff Attorney.
Rahul Garabadu, ACLU of Georgia Voting Rights Staff Attorney
Quitman County Board of Registrars meeting
Quitman County Probate Court
115 Main Street
Georgetown, GA 39854
The meeting will be lived streamed on ACLU of Georgia’s Facebook page.
Thursday, May 13, 2021, at 5:00 p.m.
ACLU of Georgia’s position
Quitman County Board of Registrars’ proposal to close Morris polling location is wrong for three reasons.
Shutting down the precinct would burden Morris residents who don’t have access to a car. Citizens who want to vote in person would face an unacceptable choice: walk four hours to vote or don’t vote at all.
Accessibility concerns that the Board has raised regarding Morris precinct can easily be fixed without shutting down the precinct.
The Board’s concerns about its ability to pay three poll workers can also be addressed easily. The ACLU of Georgia stands ready to assist the County in finding three volunteers to serve as poll workers on Election Day, including from neighboring Randolph County, where the ACLU of Georgia has built relationships.