Aklima Khondoker, Georgia state director for the advocacy group All Voting is Local, said her organization is pushing for more drop boxes, where voters can return absentee ballots without postage and without coming into physical contact with another person. "In this COVID time, people want to have safe and available and free mechanisms for them to cast their ballots," she said.
Business Insider: Georgia’s primary elections quickly descended into chaos, with voting-machine problems, a lack of paper ballots, and hours-long lines at polling places
Ayele Ajavon, a spokeswoman for the advocacy group All Voting Is Local, told Insider that the group's volunteers in Georgia received reports of precincts where all the machines malfunctioned or poll workers weren't trained how to work them, of lines with over 100 people before polls even opened, and of some voters not being offered backup provisional ballots.
ATLANTA— All Voting is Local Georgia State Director Aklima Khondoker issued the following statement in response to reports of unnecessary obstacles voters faced on Friday, the last day of early voting in Georgia, including: waits of up to seven hours to cast a ballot, polling place closures, and a backlog of absentee ballot applications. Khondoker urged Georgia officials to act now to prevent such problems in the Tuesday, June 9 primary
Aklima Khondoker, Georgia State Director of All Voting is Local, issued the following statement in response to Georgia House Speaker David Ralston’s statements regarding Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s proposal to mail absentee ballot request forms to all voters in the state.
All Voting is Local welcomed Aklima Khondoker as its Georgia State Director. Khondoker brings on-the-ground experience to All Voting is Local as it expands its fight to Georgia.
Voting rights advocates described the removals as troubling, saying it was just the beginning of efforts to suppress the vote in battleground states.