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
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 nonpartisan 20 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.
Shame on Secretary of State Raffensperger for Trying to Confuse and Exclude Voters
ATLANTA – Aklima Khondoker, All Voting is Local Georgia state director, issued the following statement in response to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s ploy to move thousands of registered voters to inactive status less than three months before Election Day:
When long lines, malfunctioning machines, and inadequate planning marred Georgia’s primary elections. Rather than accept responsibility, Georgia’s Secretary of State attempted to pass the blame onto the voters with Senate Bill 463, and that’s when All Voting is Local activated. We mobilized our coalition partners and the public to defeat the bill, and we’ll continue to hold elected officials accountable.