ROCKDALE COUNTY PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

December 30, 2020

CONYERS, Ga. – At an emergency meeting on Tues., Dec. 29, 2020, the Rockdale County Board of Elections unanimously voted to seek a court order to reduce its Election Day polling sites from 16 to four, after several poll workers at the Parker Road early voting facility tested positive for COVID-19.

At the time of the meeting, seven workers, four of them Election Day managers, tested positive for COVID-19. Out of concern for the election workers, the Board of Elections, with input from both local political party chairs, unanimously agreed to seek a court order to reduce the election day precincts. 

However, the Board of Elections has been advised by the Secretary of State’s office that such a change may not be legal.  After weighing all options and considering the possible implications of enacting such a change just days before the election, the Board reluctantly decided not to seek the court order. 

In order to ensure the health and safety of its workers, the board will continue to provide onsite Rapid COVID tests to all staff, as it did on Mon., Dec. 28. 

All 16 Election Day Precincts in Rockdale County will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Tues., Jan. 5. 

Voters of the Milstead Precinct formerly located at St. Simon’s Episcopal Church, 1522 Highway 138 NE and Stanton Precinct, formerly located at Ebenezer United Methodist Church, 2533 Stanton Rd SE are reminded that their election day polling site has been relocated to 1400 Parker Road on January 5, 2021.

For more information, please contact Cynthia Willingham at cynthia.willingham@rockdalecountyga.gov.

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