The pandemic has hit everyone hard, and Albany, in Dougherty County, is no exception.  It has also made voting difficult – long lines are less appealing than ever (which is saying something) and there are many questions around the security of absentee voting.  An Albany group though has petitioned the Dougherty County Commission to consider adding seven absentee ballot drop-off locations at each of the county’s public libraries.  Currently Dougherty County has just one drop box, at the Government Center in downtown Albany.  While it would come at some cost, adding drop boxes would make it easier for the elderly and those without access to transportation, particularly with issues surrounding the USPS.  The Commission says they are looking at specifics, including cost and locations for the boxes – and keeping in mind that the Georgia Secretary of State’s office recently re-opened grant applications for drop box funding.


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