Media Advisory: Voting Rights Leaders to Assess Georgia’s Handling of June 9 Primary

WHAT: 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.

Some Georgia voters waited up to seven hours to cast a ballot during early voting, and found polling places lacked adequate sanitation and personal protective equipment guidance. Officials also failed to allow voters enough time to mail their ballots back by the required deadline.

Advocates previously sent a letter to Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and State Election Board members, urging them to fix ballot issues and polling place safety concerns before June 9. The letter can be found here.

WHO:

Aklima Khondoker, Georgia State Director, All Voting is Local – Georgia

Helen Butler, Executive Director, Georgia Coalition for the People’s Agenda

Stephanie Cho, Executive Director, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Atlanta

Aunna Dennis, Executive Director, Common Cause Georgia

Jerry Gonzalez, Executive Director, GALEO

Nse Ufot, Executive Director, New Georgia Project

James Woodall, President, Georgia NAACP

 

WHEN: Wednesday, June 10, 2020 | 11:30 p.m. EST

WHERE: Telephone call. Dial-in info: 1 (877) 615-4337, Passcode 6988 581#

MEDIA CONTACT: Gabrielle@AllVotingisLocal.org