New Poll Validates What We Already Know: Georgia Voters Trust Georgia Election System

March 27th, 2024

Despite continued lies about election administration, Georgia voters have faith in Georgia’s election system

Atlanta - Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger applauded a recent poll of Georgia Republicans and conservative leaning independents showing that a strong majority of those surveyed “have confidence in election officials to count votes freely and fairly” in the state. The survey was conducted by the Secure Elections Project, a group dedicated to commonsense, nonpartisan election security reforms that prevent election hacking and voter fraud without restricting eligible citizens from accessing the polls.

“It’s gratifying to see hard work pay off,” said Raffensperger. “Secure elections and accessible voting are my top priorities, which is why I supported Georgia’s legislative efforts to ban foreign interference in elections and will continue to push for a state constitutional amendment that bans non-citizens from voting. Georgia voters understand the hard work being done across the state to keep Georgia #1 for election security.”

According to the Secure Elections Project, “67 percent of Georgia Republicans and conservative-leaning independents are satisfied with the state’s system of elections,” and 84 percent agreed with the statement “my vote counts.” The group quoted one Georgia respondent as saying “Our election process is solid. We have checks and balances in place to make sure we have a fair election, and all citizens are able to vote the way they choose.”

The survey also found that respondents did not rank election security as a top-of-mind issue for those planning to vote in the 2024 election, but rather a mid-tier concern ranking behind illegal immigration and the economy.

“Restoring voter confidence in our system of elections in Georgia is exactly what we’ve been working toward,” said Raffensperger. “The integrity of our elections is my top priority, and this poll shows that voters are starting to take it as a given - something they assume is built into our system.”

“When voters know that our elections are secure, they can focus on other issues,” Raffensperger added. “We joke about ‘making elections boring again’ but what that means is creating trust in our process so that voters can trust the outcomes.”



Georgia is recognized as a national leader in elections. It was the first state in the country to implement the trifecta of automatic voter registration, at least 17 days of early voting (which has been called the “gold standard”), and no-excuse absentee voting. Georgia continues to set records for voter turnout and election participation, seeing the largest increase in average turnout of any other state in the 2018 midterm election and record turnout in 2020, and 2022. 2022 achieved the largest single day of in-person early voting turnout in Georgia midterm history utilizing Georgia’s secure, paper ballot voting system. Most recently, Georgia ranked #1 for Election Integrity by the Heritage Foundation, a top ranking for Voter Accessibility by the Center for Election Innovation & Research and tied for number one in Election Administration by the Bipartisan Policy Center.