Voter safety top priority for Board of Elections

Voter safety top priority for board of elections.

CHATHAM CO., GA (WTOC) - Municipal elections for Chatham County begin Tuesday at 7 a.m. and volunteers have been prepping for weeks now to get each polling place ready.

This year, four polling places are changing location, and that is information the Board of Elections has worked to get out to voters for some time now.

There was a discrepancy with one of the mailers that went out to voters detailing a change in polling place location, and that has since been dealt with. But other than a change in venue for some, the procedure remains the same.

The Chairman of the Chatham County Board of Elections encourages voters to get to the polls early, and make sure to have that government issued ID, like a driver's license.

Making sure voters feel safe is also a top priority of the Board of Elections. And because of that, they have asked that the Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Department have a presence around at the polling locations.

"Please call us if you see anything that doesn't look right. There isn't supposed to be any campaigning at the pole locations. Certainly not anybody who looks threatening in anyway. And I'm glad you asked that question, we have asked the cooperation of local law enforcement and they responded, welcome to the opportunity to come in," said Thomas J. Mahoney, Chatham County Board of Elections.

About six percent of all registered voters cast their vote during the early voting period.

Again, the polls open Tuesday at 7 a.m.

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