The State Election Board has issued letters of instruction to officials in Bibb and Monroe counties in connection with complaints filed following 2011 elections.
During the July 2011 Macon municipal election, a poll worker mistakenly left voter access cards at the Macon-Bibb County Board of Elections Office and didnt have them when she arrived at the poll, meaning voters couldnt cast electronic ballots, said Jeanetta Watson, election supervisor.
Voters used provisional ballots for the five to 10 minutes that it took for the cards to be delivered to the polling location, Watson said.
The State Election Board decided at a Thursday meeting to issue the elections office a letter of instruction, said Chris Perlera, a spokesman for the Secretary of States Office.
Watson said poll workers will check and double-check their supplies when preparing for future elections.
Its never happened before, she said.
A complaint also was filed following a November 2011 city of Forysth election, according to the Secretary of States Office.
Board members voted to dismiss the case against one woman named in the complaint, send letters of instruction to two individuals and refer the rest of the case to the Attorney Generals Office for further review, Perlera said.
Additional details pertaining to the complaint were not available Friday.
Board members also voted to dismiss a case filed concerning a 2012 voter registration incident in Houston County.
A voter who got a new drivers license didnt realize the address on file also changed. No violation was committed, Perlera said.
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