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:
ATLANTA - Voting rights experts and advocates from All Voting is Local Georgia, ACLU of Georgia, Black Voters Matter, Common Cause Georgia, National Federation for the Blind-Georgia, and New Georgia Project in a telephone press briefing expressed disappointment in Secretary of State Raffensperger and Georgia officials’ performance during Tuesday’s runoff election and stressed the urgency of critical changes before Georgians vote in November.
Media Advisory: Voting Rights Leaders to Assess Georgia’s Primary Runoff and Discuss Critical Election Changes for November
On Wednesday, August 12, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. EST, voting rights experts and advocates from All Voting is Local Georgia, ACLU of Georgia, Black Voters Matter, Common Cause Georgia, National Federation for the Blind-Georgia, and New Georgia Project will host a telephone press briefing to evaluate Georgia officials’ performance during Tuesday’s runoff election and discuss critical changes to help more Georgians vote in November. Speakers will discuss how officials executed the August 11 runoff and offer recommendations for avoiding unnecessary problems in November’s general election.
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.
ACLU of Georgia and All Voting Is Local Georgia Urge Sec of State, State Election Board to Adopt a Commonsense Drop Box Strategy for August and November Elections
ATLANTA – Today, the ACLU of Georgia, All Voting Is Local Georgia, and 23 community organizations sent a letter to the Secretary of State and State Election Board urging them to mandate and fund a four-pronged commonsense strategy for placing drop boxes in all 159 counties. The emergence of COVID-19 added to the decline in in-person voting sites since 2013 make drop boxes vital to ensure that all Georgia citizens can be safe as they exercise their sacred right to vote.
ATLANTA — Aklima Khondoker, Georgia State Director of All Voting is Local, issued the following statement in response to Georgia legislators’ rush to advance SB 463, which would ban state election officials from mailing absentee ballot applications to eligible voters, threatening to silence them. The bill only aims to further restrict access to the ballot on the heels of Georgia’s catastrophic primary election on June 9 and could pass as early as tomorrow.