GRADY COUNTY ELECTION SUPERINTENDENT Denise Maddox, left, and deputy clerk Staci Newmons inspect boxes of masks, face shields, gloves and disinfectant wipes that were received late last week. The P.P.E. has been provided to the county through a joint effort with the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office and the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency.
Grady County Election Superintendent Denise Maddox received a shipment of Personal Protective Equipment from the state on Friday in advance of the upcoming Nov. 3 general election.
Judge Maddox made application for the P.P.E. through Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s office in conjunction with the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency to keep Georgia’s poll workers and elections officials safe from COVID-19.
Grady County received 100 masks, 100 face shields, 200 pairs of gloves, and 200 boxes of disinfectant wipes.
“I am super thankful for the Secretary of State and his office. They have saved Grady County a lot of money. As everyone knows, P.P.E. has been difficult to obtain during the pandemic. My goal is to do all we can to keep both the public and our poll workers safe during the upcoming election,” Judge Maddox said.
“In-person voting remains an important way for Georgia voters to access the ballot so I am doing whatever I can to make that experience safe and easy,” said Raffensperger. “I want to thank G.E.M.A. for their past and continued support of elections in Grady County and across Georgia with much-needed personal protective equipment. This will enable our poll workers and local officials to provide safe and secure ballot access to the millions of in-person voters expected in November.”
Advance in-person voting begins Oct. 12 and Judge Maddox said that the P.P.E. will be used for poll workers and election officials through the remainder of the 2020 election cycle.