Fulton County unanimously reappoints Cooney as chair of Registration and Elections | Print |


The Fulton County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the reappointment of Ms. Mary C. Cooney as the Chairperson of the Fulton County Board of Registration and Elections at its June 19 meeting. Nominated by Commission Chairman Robb Pitts, Ms. Cooney will continue to serve as chair until June 30, 2021.

“Ms. Cooney is the ideal person to ensure that our election process continues to improve and that each voter’s vote is counted,” stated Chairman Pitts.  “I believe the citizens of Fulton County greatly benefit from her leadership, knowledge and fairness.”

The Board of Commissioners’ reappointment comes after the passage of HB656 which revised the manner of appointment of the chairperson of the Fulton County Board of Registration and elections.

An attorney in private practice, Ms. Cooney served as Deputy City Attorney for the City Atlanta. She is a graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and the Emory University School of Law.