In The Community
Concerns about Early Voting
With early voting for the Presidential Preference Primary just over a month away, it is concerning that voting machines for Gwinnett County, one of the most populace counties in the State, have still not been delivered (at the time of this publication) and election workers have not yet been trained. It is extremely worrying to me how rushed this process has been, and how the voters are going to feel the effects of this mismanagement of the rollout. Along with this, I am also concerned that early voting at satellite locations has also been reduced from the originally approved (by the Elections Board and Citizen Review Committee) 19 days to 12 days for the March and May primaries in Gwinnett. While 7 days may not seem like a big deal, this change along with the proposed rule changes could lead to drastically long lines at certain precincts in the County. We should be making voting easier, not harder! We really owe it to our citizenry to get this right.
On Monday morning I marched in the Gwinnett County MLK Parade, hosted by the United Ebony Society, to commemorate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Starting at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center and ending at Moore Middle School, I had the opportunity to march with the Gwinnett County Democrats, alongside my colleagues in Gwinnett County delegation— Sheikh Rahman, Brenda Lopez-Romero, Sam Park, Shelly Hutchinson, Donna McLeod and Gregg Kennard.