Stephen Fowler / GPB News

The Athens Clarke County logic and accuracy testing of voting equipment will begin today.


The ACC Board of Elections will begin voting equipment testing for the upcoming general election at 10:00 am in the Facilities and Landscape Management building on Lexington Rd. Testing will continue until all units have been tested and proven accurate. 

Athens Banner-Herald

Athens-Clarke County Mayor Kelly Girtz is appealing to Governor Brian Kemp for help in reducing the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Athens. As part of that effort, the mayor sent a letter to the governor with two recommendations on how to stem the tide. 


“One, clarity around what can be done in bars. Right now, the order is strangely worded in a way that provides lots of loopholes for bars, but what we really need is a bar environment that looks much more like a seated restaurant environment.” 

Supreme Court Hears Arguments on DA Election

Sep 16, 2020
Miranda Daniel

Yesterday the Georgia Supreme Court heard oral arguments over when residents of Clarke County and Oconee County will be voting for a new District Attorney.

Following a lawsuit put forward by District Attorney Candidate Deborah Gonzalez and four other plaintiffs, the question over the constitutionality of a 2018 Georgia Election law is being debated by the State Supreme Court.

National Conference of State Legislatures

The Athens Clarke County logic and accuracy testing of voting equipment has been pushed back to next Tuesday. 

Originally scheduled for today, the voting equipment testing will now begin on Tuesday, September 22nd at 11:00am in the Athens-Clarke County Facilities and Landscape Management building. 

The logic and accuracy test is required by the state and designed to assess the new paper-based voting units, check-in system, and optical scan system for recording absentee ballots.

Clarke County School District

The Clarke County School District Board of Education will have its first meeting since the beginning of classes.

The agenda tonight includes a school reopening update and review of policies and regulations concerning infectious diseases and classified health examinations. Additionally, the board will vote to ratify the student hotspot purchase, which will provide 1,200 mobile hotspots, and approve the parking lot WiFi purchase. Both purchases are necessary for students to participate in the online-only format of classes in the Clarke County School District.