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Cobb County Officials Must Add – Not Reduce – Early Voting Sites
ATLANTA - All Voting is Local Georgia state director Aklima Khondoker issued the following statement today in response to Cobb County’s proposed plan to reduce early voting sites from 11 to five due to a lack of poll workers ahead of the January 5 Senate runoff elections:
Voting Rights Advocates Urge Georgia Secretary of State to Remove Barriers to the Ballot Ahead of January Senate Runoffs
ATLANTA — All Voting is Local Georgia, Campaign Legal Center (CLC), NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., and the Southern Poverty Law Center Action Fund, today urged Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to immediately direct counties to expand early voting sites and hours, resolve voting technology problems, publish updated ballot status information, and add ballot drop boxes ahead of the January 5 runoff elections.
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:
Advisory: Advocates Implore Florida Gov. DeSantis to Expand Voter Registration Outreach, Voting Options
TALLAHASSEE - All Voting is Local Florida and leading voting rights advocates will host a telephone press briefing on Thursday, September 17, at 10 am ET and urge Gov. Ron DeSantis to issue an executive order to increase the use of ballot drop boxes, allow more time for mail-in ballots to be counted, and to expand early voting. Advocates will also press Gov. DeSantis to expand voter registration outreach efforts, which is especially critical during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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:
November Election is Georgia’s Last Chance to Learn From Previous Mistakes
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.