A visitor to the Pickens County Administration Building checks her temperature before entering. All visitors to this and two other county buildings will now use these stand-up temperature checking machines.
“Verification succeeded. Please check temperature.”
No doubt it feels very Total Recall - or some other dystopian sci-fi flick - but that’s what visitors to the Pickens Administration Building, the Pickens Courthouse, and the Pickens Recreation Center will hear when they have mandatory temperature checks at the new temperature-screening kiosks at those facilities.
Stancil makes plans as chair-elect; Shouse skeptical of vote totals.
Precinct results from the 2020 General Election.
Pickens Elections Supervisor Julianne Roberts said Monday they are prepared for a statewide recount but believes Pickens vote totals wouldn’t change much, certainly not enough to affect anything.
The elections office has the paper ballots and cards from machines stored and backed up, so they can comply with whatever will be required from all Georgia counties.
“It’s too close, you can pretty well bank on us having a recount,” she said.
Roberts, who has worked in elections for years, said there is always a chance that the machines used for scanning the paper absentee let two slide through together or something else odd happened. “They are machines so things can happen,” she said. But she noted this would be one or two votes at most.
See this week's print or online edtions for full story, including more election news from the elections supervisor, comments from Stancil and Shouse, and detailed numbers from the Pickens Commission Chair race.
By Beau Evans
Capitol Beat News Service
In an unprecedented move, Georgia will undertake a hand recount of the nearly 5 million ballots cast in the 2020 presidential election with roughly 14,000 votes separating President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced Wednesday.
Several state and local runoff elections including a seat on the Public Service Commission will also be rescheduled from Dec. 1 to Jan. 5 for election workers to better prepare for another wave of voters, Raffensperger said.