Board of Elections

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Primary Responsibilities

The Richmond County Board of Elections office was established in 1973. Our objectives include:
  • Maintaining an accurate voter registration list for Richmond County
  • Conducting fair and legal elections
  • Ensuring that all eligible citizens are given an opportunity to register to vote, to cast a ballot, and to have their ballot accurately counted
  • Promoting public confidence by conducting elections in an efficient and transparent manner
    Top five responsibilities:
  • Conducting elections
  • Registration of voters
  • Maintaining the list of registered voters
  • Issuing absentee ballots
  • Disseminating information to public
Board Members and Meetings
The Board of Elections has five members. Each member is appointed for a four year term and may serve two consecutive terms.

The members are:
  • Sanford Loyd – Chairperson – Nonpartisan, appointed by Augusta Commission
  • L. C. Myles – Vice Chair - Appointed by the Democratic Party
  • Sherry T. Barnes – Secretary - Appointed by the Republican Party
  • David M. “Chip” Barbee – Appointed by the Republican Party
  • Terence A. Dicks – Appointed by the Democratic Party
The Richmond County Board of Elections meets the 2nd Monday of each month at 6:00 PM in the Board of Elections Office located at 535 Telfair Street, Suite 500, Augusta, GA. The meetings are open to the public.

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