The entire state of Georgia will be using new voting machines on March 24, 2020, for the presidential primary election. A. Phillip Randolph Institute (APRI) will be conducting workshops to share the machines with the Chatham County community on February 13, 2020.
APRI Board member 6th District Commissioner Jay Jones has teamed up with Board of Elections member Antwan Lang and other elected officials to conduct two sessions. A morning session starting at 11:00 a.m. at Southwest Library; 14097 Abercorn Street, Savannah, Georgia 31419 and an evening session starting at 6:30 p.m. at the International Longshoremen (ILA) Hall at 221 North Lathrop Avenue, Savannah, Georgia 31402.
Secretary of State officials, along with our Board of Elections, are working to ready the community for voter preparation in Chatham County. Last year, a federal judge ruled every precinct in all 159 counties in the state must use the new machines in every election this year. “You get the electronic tabulation, you get a digital image of every ballot, and the elections office keeps the ballot so they can do post-election audits,” said Chris Harvey, the elections director with the Georgia Secretary of State’s office. It is important for all voters to know the machines that will help in the process of deciding who will be our leaders moving forward.
This event is open to the public (FREE), although both spaces offer limited seating. For more information contact Jerome Irwin, Sr. at (912) 704-7217 or visit https://www.aprisav.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/APRISAV/. Come out prepared to ask questions and preview the machines prior to the 2020 election season in Georgia.