One week from today, the long awaited November 4th, presidential general election will be held. Geneva County Probate Judge Fred Hamic held two informational sessions for the poll workers.
Judge Hamic says the sessions are required under state law. There are some 130 folks working the 26 precincts. Judge Hamic went over the use of the voting machines. While on the job, he instructed the poll workers to stay out of any political discussion.
He's particularly concerned with the highly emotional wet / dry referendum. Folks will be asked whether to allow alcohol sales in Geneva County. Campaigning is not permitted in, or immediately outside the voting house.
Fred Hamic, Geneva Co. Probate Judge, says, “One can't leave a piece of literature for a candidate in a polling place. They know the law better than me, and to make the polling places are free of politics for us.”
Next Tuesday, the polls will be open from seven to seven across the state of Alabama. State election officials are predicting a record turn-out exceeding 80 percent of the eligible voters.