Join Us! “Secure the Vote Georgia” Virtual Event

On Wednesday, August 12, 2020 starting at 2 p.m., the United Way of Coastal Georgia is hosting a virtual Secure the Vote Georgia event on its Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/UWCGA/.

Right now, most county elections offices in Georgia are training paid poll workers for the November 3, 2020 General Election. The easiest way to sign up is at SecureVoteGA.com.

Voters will see how to request, then properly submit an absentee ballot, hear the fastest ways to register to vote, learn how to cast a ballot on the new secure, verifiable system and ask questions about elections in Georgia.

Secure the Vote is an awareness effort to show voters what to expect at the polls in 2020. Georgia replaced its first-generation, 18-year old electronic voting machines with the new secure, paper-ballot system resulting in the largest rollout of voting equipment in U.S. history.

Secure the Vote operates a website with information about the new system and a short video demonstration at SecureVoteGA.com.  It also has a team of voter education coordinators fanned out across the state conducting demonstrations at community, civic and faith-based gatherings.

Georgia is a leader in election access by offering automatic voter registration through the Department of Driver Services, three weeks of early voting – including a Saturday, plus, absentee voting available to all registered voters. The Peach State ranks first in the number of motor voter registrations. The last election cycle experienced record registration and turnout.

The Secretary of State is Georgia’s chief election officer and has the mission to help ensure secure and accurate elections. County election officials handle local voter registrations, run the elections and choose the locations for voting precincts.