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Secretary of State Kemp Makes Surprise Visit to Glynn County Board of Elections
Brunswick – Yesterday, Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp made a surprise visit to the Glynn County Board of Elections. This visit was to promote the new online voter registration system and MVP app to the staff and poll workers. Glynn County Elections Director, Tina Edwards, was conducting the first day of training for poll workers leading up to May20th Primary Election Day.
“In 2012, I worked with legislative leaders to craft a law that would allow for online voter registration. We did this because Georgian’s deserve to be able to register to vote or change their information with as much ease as possible. This not only will provide benefits to the voter, but also for all 159 Georgia counties,” said Kemp.
Georgia citizens will have to a have a valid Georgia driver’s license in order to use the online voter registration system.
Counties will be able to process new registrations in the same way that the Department of Driver Services sends electronic registration information. Less paper will create efficiencies that will save time and money.
“It was a nice surprise to have Secretary Kemp visit our office,” said Tina Edwards. “He was able to talk about the new online voter registration system and give us some good promotional items. We had a great first day of training and appreciate the information Secretary Kemp passed along to us.”
The “My Voter Page” app gives Georgia voters the opportunity to view their specific sample ballot, find their early voting and election day polling locations, check voter registration status and track the status of their absentee ballot. All of this information is available on mobile devices on the Apple and Android platforms. Just search for “GA Votes” in the app store.
It is believed that Georgia is the first state in the nation to offer both online registration as well as an innovative mobile application that also enables voter registration like “My Voter Page”.
Brian Kemp has been Secretary of State since January 2010. Among the offices wide-ranging responsibilities, the Secretary of State is charged with conducting secure, accessible and fair elections, the registration of corporations, and the regulation of securities and professional license holders.
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