The Richmond County Board of Elections was an early adopter of technology, searching to find innovative ways to use technology to provide the voting public with information about election results. These efforts started with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) as early as 1998 to provide election results as they were counted. At that time, maps were simply projected onto a screen in a media room. Now, the Board of Elections uses vastly different technology, and has partnered with Augusta IT to make sample ballots, district maps, voting results, and polling place data available to citizens via social media, online maps, and specialized applications that are available from the Board of Elections Website www.augustaga.gov/boe. There is also now a free mobile app provided by the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office available for iPhone and Android users called GA Votes that helps citizens locate their polling place, access their sample ballot, and register to vote.
Follow Us On Twitter! The Board of Elections has used twitter in the last two election cycles in order to help get the word out to the public about voter waiting times and also to distribute general information about the election, including the total number of advanced votes that have been cast.
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The Board of Elections would like to keep you informed regarding meetings, elections and training. “Like” us on Facebook and keep up to date on events and send us your voting pictures.
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The Board of Elections is trying something new! We are encouraging voters to take pictures wearing their “I have voted sticker” after they vote and to challenge their friends and family to do the same. This is a great way to encourage voting and to show your patriotic spirit! During the next election, take a pic and post! Most of all, DON’T FORGET TO VOTE!!