CLC and Partners Urge Georgia To Remove Voting Barriers Before January Election

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Two women wearing masks vote at electronic voting machines.
Voters in Georgia cast their ballots on November 3, 2020. Photo by Michael Schwarz.

Campaign Legal Center (CLC) and a coalition of voting rights advocacy groups are urging Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to institute a series of key voting rights reforms to make voting safer and more secure.

With a pivotal Senate runoff election in Georgia scheduled for Jan. 5, 2021, and with COVID-19 cases surging throughout much of the country, the Secretary of State must move swiftly to institute these nonpartisan and commonsense steps.

In a letter sent to the Secretary of State on Nov. 30, 2020, CLC and partners outlined the plan of action that Georgia needs to take to help voters cast a ballot that counts without needless obstacles. The reforms include:

  • Expansion of early voting sites and hours.
  • Resolution of voting technology problems.
  • Publication of updated ballot status information.
  • Addition of ballot drop boxes.

Instituting these reforms would help ensure that all voters can safely and securely exercise their right to vote.

Corey handles media relations for the CLC voting rights and redistricting teams and creates online content. Follow @cgfromdc on Twitter