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
AP: Georgia governor: Loss of All-Star game will hurt minorities
Critics say it’s the voting law that’s political and will disproportionately affect communities of color. Kemp’s news conference was trying to deflect from that, as the governor gears up for next year’s election to try to win a second term, said Aklima Khondoker, state director of the voting rights group, All Voting is Local.
“He’s pivoting away from all of the malicious things that we understand that this bill represents to people of color in Georgia,” she said.
Time Magazine: Companies Condemn Georgia’s Restrictive Voting Law Amid Pressure Campaign From Advocates
“It’s not enough to talk the talk; you have to walk the walk,” says Aklima Khondoker, Georgia State Director for All Voting is Local, a national voting rights group. “Call for a repeal of this bill. Call for a ban of all of these provisions. Do that publicly. With their voice it’s going to be incredibly loud and hard to ignore when those corporations speak.”
Washington Post: How Georgia voters feel about the state’s new election regulations
Aklima Khondoker, All Voting is Local Georgia State Director, and Stephanie Jackson Ali, All Voting is Local Georgia Campaign Manger, discuss why Georgia's SB 202 is harmful and anti-voter.
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.