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Commissioners Sign Off on Hogansville Early Voting and Polling Place

Tommy Murphy
Staff Writer

The Troup County Board of Commissioners has approved an intergovernmental agreement with the City of Hogansville to allow for an additional polling place in Hogansville.

During Tuesday’s Board of Commissioners meeting, the county approved a plan presented by Elections Supervisor Andrew Harper where the City of Hogansville will pay for the additional polling place and reimburse the county for expenses.

The agreement will place a second polling location this November at the old Hogansville Library across from the post office. The agreement will also cover elections in 2021 as well.

Hogansville will also have an early voting location for the first time. Early voting will also be at the former public library. Hogansville’s current library on Johnson Street will also serve as a voting precinct on Election Day.

Early voting begins on Oct. 12 and will continue through Oct. 30, on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at both the Troup County Government Center and the new Hogansville location. Early voting will also be allowed on Saturday, Oct. 24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Any registered voter in Troup County can use either early voting location regardless of their polling place. If citizens outside Hogansville find the location more convenient, they can early vote there if they so choose.

Ballot drop boxes are also being placed in Hogansville and West Point, so that voters can return absentee ballots without going to the post office. The Hogansville box will be at the Hogansville Police Department and the West Point box will be at West Point City Hall.

The commissioners also approved applying for a grant from the Center for Tech and Civic Life (CTCL) for reimbursement for a COVID-19 Response Grant program to all U.S. local election jurisdictions.

The program is funded by a $250 million contribution from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan. CTCL will provide grants to local election jurisdictions across the country to help ensure staffing, training, and equipment needs are met this November.

If approved, the minimum grant award is $5,000. All funds disbursed will be given as reimbursements and based on population.

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