(Atlanta, GA, Thursday, October 22, 2020) – Voting is underway in Georgia. Last week, early voting got out to a rocky start as record-numbers of Georgians braved long lines, machine failures, and unforced strategic errors by elections officials.
Simultaneously, historic numbers of Georgians have requested absentee ballots due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As they prepare to return their ballot, they face questions regarding the logistics of doing so via the USPS.
But there is another option for Georgians to return their ballot by using county-approved ballot drop boxes. While the pandemic still threatens the lives of Americans, this is a safe option and allows citizens to participate fairly and for free.
In this interview, Aklima Khondoker (Uh-Klim-A Kahn-Doak-Ur), state director for All Voting is Local Georgia discusses what Georgians need to know in order to vote in this election, and how they can do so safely, securely, and ensure their vote counts.
All Voting is Local fights to eliminate needless and discriminatory barriers to voting before they happen, to build a democracy that works for us all. All Voting is Local fights to eliminate needless and discriminatory barriers to voting before they happen, to build a democracy that works for us all. It is a collaborative campaign housed at The Leadership Conference Education Fund, in conjunction with the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation; the American Constitution Society; the Campaign Legal Center; and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. For more information about All Voting is Local, visit https://allvotingislocal.org and follow us on Twitter @votingislocal.