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Atlanta City Council Member Michael Julian Bond to Host Interactive Voting Unit Demonstration Monday Alongside Holiday Pound Cake and Eggnog Reception

Post Date:11/27/2019 10:37 AM

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Council Communications
Atlanta City Hall
55 Trinity Ave. SW
Atlanta, GA 30303

CONTACT:
Michael Ulmer, Communications Specialist
Office: (404) 330-6056
Mobile: (470) 825-5250
mmulmer@atlantaga.gov

November 27, 2019

 

Atlanta City Council Member Michael Julian Bond to Host Interactive Voting Unit Demonstration Monday Alongside Holiday Pound Cake and Eggnog Reception

ATLANTA — Post 1 At-Large Council member Michael Julian Bond will host an interactive voting unit demonstration as well as a holiday pound cake and eggnog reception Monday, Dec. 2 from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. on the second floor of Atlanta City Hall, 55 Trinity Avenue SW. The voting unit demonstration is being held in partnership with the Office of the Municipal Clerk and the Fulton County Department of Registration and Elections.

In July, Georgia officials entered into a contract to acquire new voting machines with touchscreens that print out paper ballots. The new machines allow voters to make their choices on the touchscreen and then print the ballot on paper, giving voters the opportunity to review it for accuracy before inserting into a scanner for tabulation.

“This is a great opportunity for the community to familiarize themselves with the new voting machines. The ability to vote in free and fair elections is one of the cornerstones of our democracy and I want to make sure voters are able to efficiently and effectively cast their ballot,” Bond said. “Also, our pound cake and eggnog reception is a great opportunity for people to come out and enjoy some holiday cheer at City Hall.”

About Atlanta City Council
The Atlanta City Council is the chief policy-making body for the City of Atlanta. It acts by considering and enacting all laws that govern the City. The council also approves the operating and capital budgets for the City as recommended by the mayor, and it continually monitors revenues and expenditures for local government operations. The Atlanta City Council reviews and has final say on many land-use and zoning matters. Major economic development projects for the City also fall under the council’s consideration.

The Atlanta City Council is comprised of 12 districts and three at-large posts. Council representatives include: Council President: Felicia A. Moore; District 1: Carla Smith; District 2: Amir Farokhi; District 3: Antonio Brown; District 4: Cleta Winslow; District 5: Natalyn Mosby Archibong; District 6: Jennifer N. Ide; District 7: Howard Shook; District 8: J.P. Matzigkeit; District 9: Dustin Hillis; District 10: Andrea L. Boone; District 11: Marci Collier Overstreet; District 12: Joyce M. Sheperd; Post 1 At-Large: Michael Julian Bond; Post 2 At-Large: Matt Westmoreland; and Post 3 At-Large: Andre Dickens.

To learn more about the Atlanta City Council, please visit http://citycouncil.atlantaga.gov/. For the latest updates, follow the Atlanta City Council on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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