Elections

ELECTIONS PERSONNEL

ELECTIONS SUPERINTENDENT: Jonathan R. Fordham, Probate Judge

BOARD OF REGISTRARS:

Cheryl H. Ates, Chair and Chief Registrar

Glennis M. Douglas, Vice-Chair

Rene Yawn

William A. Faircloth, JR.

Gerald Ross

BOARD OF REGISTRARS CONTACT INFORMATION

LOCATION: Upstairs in the Bleckley County Courthouse

MAIL: 112 N Second Street, Cochran, GA 31014

PHONE: 478-934-3200 Ext. 8

EMAIL: [email protected]

FAX: 478-298-6830

VOTING LOCATIONS

ADVANCED VOTING: New Registrars’ Office, Bleckley County Courthouse Annex, 

Physical Address: 106 E Cherry Street,

Mailing Address: 112 N Second Street,

ELECTION DAY: Bleckley County Precinct, 290 Ash Street, Cochran, GA 31014

2022 ELECTION SCHEDULE

GENERAL PRIMARY ELECTION,

NONPARTISAN GENERAL ELECTION AND

SPECIAL ELECTION DATE- May 24, 2022 

Voter Registration Deadline: April 25, 2022

Early voting: May 2-May 20, 2022, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm, M-F

Saturday voting: May 7, 2022, and May 14, 2022, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Bleckley County Courthouse, Registrar’s Office

PRIMARY RUNOFF (If Required)-June 21, 2022  

Early Voting: June 13-17, 2022, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Bleckley County Courthouse, Registrar’s Office

GENERAL ELECTION/SPECIAL ELECTION-NOVEMBER 8, 2022

Voter registration deadline: October 11, 2022

Early voting: October 17- November 4, 2022, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm, M-F

Saturday voting: October 22, 2022, and October 29, 2022, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Bleckley County Courthouse, Registrar’s Office

GENERAL RUNOFF STATE (If Required): DECEMBER 6, 2022

Early Voting: November 28 – December 2, 2022, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm, M-F

GENERAL RUNOFF FEDERAL (If Required): DECEMBER 6, 2022

Early Voting: November 28 – December 2, 2022, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm, M-F

 

NOTICE OF ADVANCE VOTING

POLLING PLACE CHANGE

BLECKLEY COUNTY, GEORGIA

 

Pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 21-2-265, you are hereby notified of a change in the Advance Voting polling location for all voters in Bleckley County. The Bleckley County Board of Registrars has moved their office. Advance voting will now be conducted in their new location. The proposed change is as follows:

Old Voting Location

New Voting Location

Bleckley County Courthouse

2nd Floor, Board of Registrars Office

112 N Second Street

Cochran, GA 31014

Bleckley County Courthouse Annex

Board of Registrars Office

106 E Cherry Street

Cochran, GA 31014

 

THE NEW LOCATION IS THE OLD MAGISTRATE COURT OFFICE. IT CAN BE ACCESSED THROUGH THE REAR DOOR OF THE BLECKLEY COUNTY COURTHOUSE ANNEX. VOTERS WILL CONTINUE TO PARK IN THE PARKING LOT IN THE REAR OF THE BLECKLEY COUNTY COURTHOUSE.

The change is effective immediately. If you have any questions concerning this polling location change or your voter registration status, please call the Board of Registrars at 478-934-3204, Ext. 8. Your voter registration status may also be checked on line at www.mvp.sos.ga.gov or by using the free mobile app GA SOS.

This 28th day of February, 2022

 

 

_______________________________

Jonathan R. Fordham

Probate Judge/Election Superintendent

Bleckley County, Georgia

LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE OF DATE AND PURPOSE OF SPECIAL ELECTION

TO THE QUALIFIED VOTERS OF BLECKLEY COUNTY, GEORGIA

Said Special Election having been called on January 21, 2022.

To be published once a week for four weeks immediately preceding the date of the election, notice is hereby given that, in accordance with O.C.G.A § 48-8-244, a special election shall be held in Bleckley County for the purpose of submitting to the voters the following question for approval or rejection:

Heart of Georgia Altamaha Regional District

T-SPLOST

(Vote for One)

Provides for local transportation projects to create jobs, improve roads and safety with citizen oversight.

Shall Bleckley County’s transportation system and the transportation network in this region and the state be improved by providing for a 1 percent special district transportation sales and use tax for the purpose of transportation projects and programs for a period of ten years?

(  ) YES

(  ) NO

The Special Election will be held in conjunction with the General Primary Election, Nonpartisan General Election on May 24, 2022.

Advanced (Absentee In-Person) Voting will be held May 2, 2022 – May 20, 2022.

Polls will be open from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. for Advanced (Absentee In-Person) Voting and 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Election Day.

 

This the 18th day of April, 2022       

 

 

Jonathan R. Fordham

Election Superintendent

Bleckley County

STATE OF GEORGIA                           

COUNTY OF BLECKLEY

LOGIC AND ACCURACY TESTING PUBLIC NOTICE

Pursuant to OCGA § 21-2-379.25, notice is hereby given that the logic and accuracy testing and preparation of voting equipment to be used in the May 24, 2022, General and Special Election, both Election Day and Advanced Voting beginning May 2, 2022, will begin Monday, April 25, 2022, at 6:00 p.m.  Testing will continue from day to day until complete and members of the public are entitled to be present during testing.  Said testing and preparation will be conducted at 112 N Second Street, Cochran, GA 31014 and 290 Ash Street, Cochran, GA 31014. 

This 18th day of April, 2022.

 

Jonathan R. Fordham

Judge, Probate Court of Bleckley County

Bleckley County Election Superintendent

STATE OF GEORGIA                           

COUNTY OF BLECKLEY

NOTICE OF COMPUTATION OF RETURNS

Pursuant to OCGA § 21-2-492, notice is hereby given that the Bleckley County Election Superintendent intends to commence and hold computation and canvassing of returns for the election to be held on May 24, 2022, beginning Tuesday, May 24, 2022, after polls close at 7:00 pm. Computation and canvassing will continue until complete and members of the public are entitled to be present during that process. Said computation and canvassing will be conducted at 112 N Second Street, Cochran, GA 31014 upstairs, across the hall from the Magistrate Court. 

This 18th day of April, 2022.

 

Jonathan R. Fordham

Judge, Probate Court of Bleckley County

Bleckley County Election Superintendent

STATE OF GEORGIA                           

COUNTY OF BLECKLEY

EARLY PROCESSING OF ABSENTEE BALLOTS PUBLIC NOTICE

Pursuant to O.C.G.A. 21-2-386(a)(2)(A), notice is hereby given that the Bleckley County Election Superintendent intends to begin early processing of absentee ballots cast in the General/Special Election to be held on May 24, 2022, beginning Monday, May 23, 2022, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Processing will continue from day to day and hour to hour until complete and members of the public are entitled to be present during processing.  Said processing will be conducted at 112 N Second Street, Cochran, GA 31014 upstairs. The early processing of absentee ballots before the closing of the polls shall be a controlled process in order to maintain the secrecy of all ballots and to protect against the collection or disclosure of any balloting information before the close of the polls at 7:00 P.M. on Election Day.

This 18th day of April, 2022.

 

Jonathan R. Fordham

Judge, Probate Court of Bleckley County

Bleckley County Election Superintendent