ATLANTA — Aklima Khondoker, All Voting is Local Georgia state director, issued the following statement on Georgia’s June 9 primary, where—due to a lack of statewide elections procedures, widespread polling place closures, a backlog of absentee ballot requests, and machine breakdowns—voters were barred from turning in their ballots and are still waiting in lines as long as five hours to vote:
ATLANTA – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and All Voting is Local, with its joint campaign And Still I Vote℠, will hold multiple events this week to mobilize voters and urge officials in Georgia to ensure that all voters are granted the right to vote privately, securely, and safely. This event is a part of Turn Up Tuesdays, a weekly national call to action to ensure people are informed and activated to vote in November.
On Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 11:30 a.m. EST, voting rights experts and advocates from All Voting is Local, Asian Americans Advancing Justice, the Coalition for the People’s Agenda, Common Cause Georgia, the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials, Georgia NAACP, and the New Georgia Project will host a telephone press briefing to evaluate Georgia officials’ performance during the primary election this week. Speakers will discuss how officials executed the June 9 primary and will offer policy recommendations for avoiding critical problems in November.
ATLANTA— All Voting is Local Georgia State Director Aklima Khondoker issued the following statement in response to reports of unnecessary obstacles voters faced on Friday, the last day of early voting in Georgia, including: waits of up to seven hours to cast a ballot, polling place closures, and a backlog of absentee ballot applications. Khondoker urged Georgia officials to act now to prevent such problems in the Tuesday, June 9 primary
PHILADELPHIA --Voting rights leaders urged Pennsylvania officials to carry out a series of election reforms now for the November election to avoid repeating the problems that occurred in Tuesday's primary.
On Thursday, Jun 4, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. EST, voting rights experts and advocates from All Voting is Local, Georgia NAACP, Black Voters Matter, and the Black Male Voter Project, will host a telephone town hall to answer questions from voters on absentee ballots, polling places, deadlines, voting amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and the significance of voting in Black and Brown communities, ahead of Georgia’s June 9 primary election.