The distribution of absentee ballots for military voters began this week for the May 20 general election primary and non-partisan election. While paper ballots for military voters must be available for at least 45 days before an election, in-person early voting for the election won’t begin until April 28. Local elections officials will begin “logic and accuracy testing” on the absentee ballots on Monday. There are three weeks remaining to register to vote. And registering has been made easier with the launch of an online voter registration system. Georgians with a valid Georgia driver’s license will now be able to register to vote or change their address online.
The state is also launching a smartphone app giving users access to the information available on their “My Voter Page.” The “Georgia Votes” app is available for both Android and iPhones.
Secretary of State Brian Kemp announced the new technology at the joint annual meeting of the Georgia Election Officials Association and Voter Registrars Association.
Coweta Elections Superintendent Jane Scoggins was one of several Coweta officials at the conference. “I think this will be a good thing for younger people,” Scoggins said of the new online services and app. She’s not concerned that the online registration could lead to fraud, because it’s all tied in with a driver’s license number.
Full Article: Voter registration begins online – The Newnan Times-Herald.