ATLANTA — Aklima Khondoker, Georgia State Director of All Voting is Local, testified before the Georgia State Elections Board to insist that the board establish plans to keep polling locations open, safe, and accessible so every Georgia voter can feel confident casting their ballot.
In her testimony, Khondoker discussed vital reforms for state officials to establish before the general election, including increasing poll worker recruitment and training, and notifying Georgians when their polling places change. “Lack of election day resources causes long lines, as we have witnessed during Georgia’s primary day, but no voter should be forced to wait longer than 30 minutes to vote. Keep polling places safe by supporting counties with increased PPE, sanitation products, and sanitary guidelines,” Khondoker said.
As Georgia voters head to the polls Tuesday for the primary runoff and in November for the general election, maintaining a safe and secure in-person voting environment takes on increased significance – as does the timely notification of any polling place closures or consolidations.
Read Khondoker’s full testimony here.
All Voting is Local and partners have been active in urging the state elections board and Secretary of State Raffensperger to implement necessary changes to in-person voting as well as including more dropboxes for those who wish to personally submit their ballot.