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Establishment of the Board of Elections and Registration

Authorization

Ga. Laws 1985, p. 4653, Act #437 (H.B. 623)

Description

Composed of five (5) members, each of whom shall be an elector and resident of Cobb County. No person holding elective public office shall be eligible to serve as a member during the term of such elective office and the position shall be deemed open upon such member qualifying as a candidate for elective public office.

The Board is composed as follows:

  • One (1) member is appointed by the Chairman of the county executive committee of the political party whose candidates received the largest number of votes in this state for members of the General Assembly at the last preceding general election,
  • One (1) member is appointed by the Chairman of the county executive committee of the political party whose candidates received the next largest number of votes in this state for members of the General Assembly at the last preceding general election,
  • One (1) member is appointed by the Chairman of the BOC,
  • Two (2) members shall be appointed by members of the General Assembly who represent all or any portion of Cobb.

After initially staggered terms, all terms for four (4) years. Members may succeed themselves for one additional term. Members are subject to removal for cause after notice and hearing as provided for removal of registrars. Vacancies are filled by appointment of the respective appointing authority.

Chairman is compensated $200.00 per month, other members $150.00 per month.

Board is empowered with all powers and duties relating to the conduct of elections as election superintendents and the registration of voters and absentee balloting procedures as board of registrars as provided by Ga. Law.

Board Members

Member Name Appointed By Term
Phil Daniell, Chair Legislative Delegation 06/30/2021
Jessica M. Brooks Democratic Party 06/30/2023
Fred Aiken Legislation Delegation 06/30/2021
Darryl O. Wilson, Jr. Board of Commissioners Chairman 06/30/2021
Neera Bahl Republican Party 06/30/2023

Contact

Cobb Board of Elections and Registration
770-528-2581

[email protected]