Georgia begins review of new voting systems

A group that will study options to replace Georgia’s electronic voting machines is getting to work.

The Secure, Accessible & Fair Elections (SAFE) Commission will meet for the first time June 13.

The 18-person commission will help inform Georgia’s elected officials as they consider a new voting system. The state’s current electronic voting machines lack a paper record that could be used to ensure accurate results and conduct recounts.

Options for the state’s next voting system include paper-and-pen ballots or touchscreen machines that print ballots.

The commission, appointed by Secretary of State Brian Kemp, will review Georgia’s current voting system, learn about the state’s procurement process and listen to comments from the public.

The meeting will be held at the Sewell Mill LIbrary and Cultural Center in Marietta at 2051 Lower Roswell Road in Marietta. It’s scheduled to last from 9 a.m. to noon on June 13.

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