From voter purges to polling locations that shutter without warning in African-American neighborhoods — Georgia voters have faced sometimes insurmountable obstacles to the ballot box. But they haven’t stopped fighting back, and we won’t either. In 2020, All Voting is Local is supporting our partners by:
- Ensuring that Georgia’s voter rolls are kept up to date — and that no eligible Georgia voter is wrongfully purged.
- Empowering Georgia voters — especially in communities of color — to protect their registration and their vote, including by directly contacting voters impacted by purges.
- Making sure no Georgia voter is prevented from casting a ballot because of poll closures.
- Fixing problems that cause voters’ mail-in and provisional ballots to be rejected, so that every validly cast ballot will count in 2020.
News from Georgia
DeKalb County Officials Must Add Early Voting Sites
ATLANTA - All Voting is Local Georgia state director Aklima Khondoker issued the following public comment to the DeKalb County Board of Elections today in response to the county’s long early voting lines, which disproportionately harm Black and Brown voters:
Voting Rights Advocates Call on Georgia Counties to Prioritize COVID-19 and Emergency Preparedness Plans
ATLANTA — All Voting is Local Georgia, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., and Fair Fight Action, urged all county commissioners in Georgia to work with county elections officials to draft and publicly release COVID-19 preparedness plans.
Voting Rights Advocates Call on Georgia Secretary of State to Mandate Ballot Drop Boxes
ATLANTA — All Voting is Local Georgia, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., and nearly 20 nonpartisan voting rights organizations urged Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to enact three strategies for expanding access to ballot return ballot drop boxes, which will provide safe and accessible voting for all Georgians in the general election.
Advocacy in Action
All Voting is Local Georgia successfully defended voters from a repressive bill that would have punished voters instead of holding elections officials accountable. Our advocacy continued, pushing all 159 counties to install ballot drop boxes so registered voters didn’t have to choose between voting and their health.