Oconee County voters will get a chance on Tuesday to see a demonstration of the new voting machines that the county will use for the presidential primary on March 24.
Oconee County Board of Commissioners Chair John Daniell announced at the Commission meeting last Tuesday that the county will hold its January Town Hall meeting at 6 p.m. on this Tuesday at Oconee Veterans Park.
Daniell also said that Fran Leathers, director of Elections and Registration for the county, will demonstrate the new equipment at that meeting.
Leathers gave a brief demonstration of the newly arrived equipment before the meeting of the Board of Elections and Registration on Tuesday.
The Board of Commissioners, at its meeting, approved qualifying fees for 2020, when the county will have elections for the Board of Commissioners, Board of Education, county constitutional officers, including the sheriff, and coroner.
The primary for those races is in May.
In other action, the Board of Commissioners on Tuesday approved a modification to a 2014 rezone of six acres on Hog Mountain Road for an office and commercial development.
The modification includes the relocation on the property of the historic Abe Jones House, which is on the National Register of Historic Places.
For more on this story, with videos–including one demonstrating the new voting equipment–please go to Oconee County Observations.