ATLANTA – Today, the Democratic Party of Georgia’s Voter Protection team shared the DPG’s comments and revisions to the State Election Board’s Proposed Rules for the administration of Georgia elections, including administration of new voting machines.
DPG Director of Voter Protection Saira Draper issued the following statement:
“As Georgia implements an entirely new voting system in the midst of the most critical election in history, it has never been more important to ensure that Georgians can have confidence that their votes will count. Our team has worked diligently to review the Election Board’s Proposed Rules, and has identified several issues of critical importance that require improvement.
DPG’s proposed revisions are essential to ensure a fair vote for every Georgian at every step of the process, from online notice of election, to vote by mail applications, to the polling place, to the voting machine itself. Collectively, these changes put the voter at the center, and take steps to ensure that no voter is denied their right to vote based on inconsistencies amongst poll worker training, infrastructure failures, or any other factor they cannot control.
Above all, we believe that ensuring confidence in our elections shouldn’t be a partisan issue – because having faith in our democracy is at the core of every function of our government. We will continue to work with the Secretary of State throughout this process, and continue our efforts on the ground to protect all Georgia voters’ rights to cast their ballots, regardless of political affiliation.”
The Democratic Party of Georgia’s comments and revisions to the Proposed Rules fall under eight key categories:
The DPG’s full comments are available here:
February 1, 2023
January 31, 2023
January 27, 2023