The first Georgian to register to vote online, Westside High School valedictorian Eniolufe Asebiomo, signed up Monday before an audience of hundreds of elections officials from across the state. Asebiomo called the new system, unveiled Monday by Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, “really a good step that innovates technology into the civic process” at a conference of elections officials at the Augusta Convention Center. Kemp said the system will save counties time and money. It requires new voters to have a Georgia driver’s license.
“Georgians 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 counties,” Kemp said.
Also on Monday, Kemp announced a new mobile application for the “My Voter Page” from the secretary of state’s Web site that shows voters a sample ballot, early voting and election day polling locations, and the status of voter registration and absentee ballots.