Cobb election board to consider seeking funds to mail absentee ballot applications to all registered voters

absentee ballot drop boxBallot drop at the South Cobb Government Center (photo by Larry Felton Johnson)

The Cobb County Board of Elections and Registration will hold a special-called meeting today, Monday, July 27 at noon, and one of the topics will be the possibility of asking the Cobb County Board of Commissioners for funds to mail absentee ballot applications to all registered voters in the county for the November election.

[NOTE: an earlier version of this article incorrectly stated that ballots were proposed rather than ballot applications]

The board will also consider a change to Smyrna Precinct 2A for the November election.

If you are interested in viewing the meeting this afternoon please click here.

There was a long delay in certifying Cobb’s election results in the June 9 primary due to long lines at the polls in some precincts, and the extra time needed to count mail-in ballots.

On July 21 the county posted a notice to their website stating they are in need of poll workers. The qualifications and list of benefits were.


  • At least 16 years and older
  • U.S. citizen and can read, write and speak English
  • Resident of Cobb County or employed by Cobb County
  • No prior felony convictions for at least 10 years
  • Trained for each election


  • Get paid to serve your community
  • Unique opportunity to experience the fundamental part of the voting process
  • Cultivate an interest in the election process
  • Work side-by-side with your neighbors
  • Gain resume experience