Chairwoman Taurus Madric-Morris addressed county commissioners regarding the changes to polling locations across the county at its morning work session.
The Paulding County Board of Elections approved a proposal to add an additional twelve new voting locations and removing seven including a minority stronghold: Taylor Farm Park.
Party leadership considers the changes to polling locations a form of voter suppression—whether the changes were intentional or unintentional. Of top concern, Chairwoman Madric-Morris pointed out that when polling locations change without notice it puts a burden on voters who may not have the time or transportation to travel to a new location.
“It does disenfranchise voters because when they show up, they can’t vote.”—Chairwoman Taurus Madric-Morris
Party leadership will continue to work with the board of elections to address our concerns and find solutions.