A week after the publication of 2,100 names slated to have their voting status challenged by the City of Winder, it’s still unclear exactly where the issue stands.
Barrow County Elections Supervisor Monica Franklin told the Barrow Journal that Winder officials had decided not to use the massive list developed at city hall over the past two months. She said they instead would start over next week, a move that might produce a much shorter list of challenged registrations.
The problem is that the only way to correct a mistaken challenge is to re-register to vote by the state deadline of Oct. 11. But that is three days before the Oct. 14 deadline for the city’s final list.
In this week’s Barrow Journal, see a package of articles that get to the bottom of the city’s effort to do a massive purge of voter names. Among this week’s headlines:
-- Former elections coordinator's name on challenge list
-- Wall tells city council she knew ‘something wasn’t right’
-- How the voting story unfolded
-- How other cities purge their voting list
-- Winder used water bill data to create purge list
-- Wall, Thompson incompetent in Winder voting fiasco
Look for these and other important local news articles in the Oct. 5 issue of the Barrow Journal.