League of Women Voters organization raises money for ballot drop boxes

New ballot drop boxes for Chatham County.
New ballot drop boxes for Chatham County.(WTOC)
Updated: Sep. 23, 2020 at 5:56 PM EDT
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CHATHAM COUNTY, Ga. (WTOC) - Voters now have more options to safely cast their November ballot.

Chatham County received eight absentee drop boxes. The secure boxes will be placed in areas around the county.

The League of Women voters raised around $29,000 for the cause. The money went to buying the boxes, installation, and security features like cameras.

“The mission in two sentences is empowering voters defending democracy. We’re a non-partisan organization. We do not endorse the candidates; we never tell you who to vote for or how to vote. We just make it possible, as easy as possible for you to vote. So, the drop boxes were easy for us to get behind and do,” League of Women Voters of Coastal Georgia President Rebecca Rolfes said.

The Chatham County Board of Registrars says the drop boxes are a secure way to vote.

The proposed locations for the ballot boxes are:

  • Savannah Civic Center
  • W.W. Law Center
  • Carver Village Community Center
  • Liberty City Community Center
  • Southwest Library
  • Islands Precinct
  • Savannah State University - by the stadium
  • UGA extension building in Garden City

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