The Chatham County Legislative Delegation, along with other local elected and appointed Chatham County officials, held “Lobby Your Legislator Day” on last Saturday, September 7, 2019, from 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Southwest Chatham Library in Savannah.
During “Lobby Your Legislator Day,” Chatham County officials were available to provide information to the community regarding Georgia’s new voting machines, and representatives from Chatham Emergency Management were available to provide information about this year’s hurricane season.
Representative Ron Stephens is hosted the “Lobby Your Legislators” day.
“I don’t know that we have ever had anything like this before – basically an open house for the general public,” said Stephens.
Of course, residents were concerned about the hurricane season, just off the heels of Dorian.
Most of the concerns from the public stemmed from the long voting lines during the last election in November 2018 and had many questions on the proposed new voting machines set to be in place for the 2020 election.
State Representatives indicated the Secretary of State promised to provide a new voting machine for people at the “Lobby Your Legislator Day. It would have given the citizens an opportuniy for people to see how the new machine operates.
The Secretary of State’s office mentioned that they were very interested in providing one for another town hall. meeting. Rep. J. Craig Gordon said he will join forces with other legislators to make sure the residents of Chatham Couny have ample opportunity to view the new machines and have all questions answered in time for the presidential primaries in March of 2020.