Board of Elections approves budget proposal

On Tuesday the Board of Elections approved a budget to submit to Glynn County, discussed strengthening the absentee ballot counting process and looking at ways to service and maintain voting machines.

Elections and registration supervisor Tina Edwards said the budget won’t be much different from last year, as they only have three races to cover — a Brunswick City Commission race, possible runoff and May primary.

Getting guidance from the contractor that audits the electoral software on how to better maintain and service polling equipment was part of the budget discussions. Some polling machines may have to be sent in for repairs.

As part of discussions about goals and objectives, the board agreed it would be a good idea to have a two-person team audit absentee ballots. The step would be to reassure the public that every vote is counted and counted precisely.

MLK Day celebration Saturday in St. Marys

The city of St. Marys will hold a Dr. Martin Luther King Day celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the St. Marys Civic Park.

Officials from the Navy, National Park Service, Camden County and the cities of Kingsland, Woodbine and St. Marys will speak at the event.

Free food will be provided by the Camden County Sheriff’s Office. Police presentations, veterans’ information, a kids reading corner, games, prizes, a bounce house, bicycle safety and free health screenings will also be featured at the event.

The St. Marys Civic Park is located at 301 Herb Bauer Dr. next to the city’s aquatic center.

— The News