After initially having thousands of voters on its challenge list, City of Winder officials learned Tuesday night only 182 voters were removed from the list of those eligible to vote locally.
The Barrow County Board of Elections & Registration removed 58 Winder voters whose letter was returned to the elections office marked undeliverable with no forwarding address or with a forwarding address outside the county.
Another 124 Winder voters were removed after not responding to the mailed hearing letter. Seven names on the Winder list will remain on the Barrow County voter list but are now removed from the city. The three remaining Winder voters required no action from the board during a 25-minute meeting Tuesday night.
In other Barrow municipalities:
•The City of Statham had 29 challenged voters. The board voted to remove 21 voters whose letter was returned to the elections office with no forwarding address or with the forwarding address outside of Barrow County.
Six voters, which the elections office had no response from after a hearing letter was mailed, were also removed from the Statham list.
One voter was already in delete status and the board took no action.
One Statham voter advised the elections office that he was still a resident of the city but was between addresses. He advised he would update his information as soon as possible. The board took no action and he remains eligible to vote in the city.
• The City of Auburn presented 244 challenged voters. The board voted to remove 63 voters whose letter was returned to the elections office undeliverable with no forwarding address or the forwarding address is outside Barrow County.
It also voted to remove 171 voters who the elections office had no response from the hearing letter that was mailed.
Nine of the 244 challenged voters will be removed from City of Auburn voter list but remain on the county list.
One voter advised the elections office that he had moved to Gwinnett County and the board voted to remove him.
•The Town of Carl had one challenged voter and the board voted to remove him from the list.
•The Town of Bethlehem had one challenged voter and the board voted to remove her after attempts by the city clerk to verify her residency were unsuccessful.
No contested voter spoke to the board Tuesday night.