February 3, 2016 10:54 AM
In a press release issued today, Sec. of State Brian Kemp announced that Georgia set a new voter registration record just prior to the March 1st SEC Primary. 37,903 Georgians registered to vote and 16,482 updated their registration status using the office’s Online Voter Registration website (OLVR) during the last 7 days. Monday, February 1, the last day to register for the Presidential Primary, was the largest registration day with 21,351 voters using the platform.
“These numbers are unprecedented on OLVR and show that Georgians are excited about the SEC Primary,” said Kemp. “Georgians deserve this opportunity to have their voices heard on the issues affecting the needs of our state. It was always my hope that this easier and more convenient form of voter registration would increase in popularity so voters and counties could register more quickly than with a paper application. It is safe to say that day has come.”
Early voting for the SEC Primary begins Monday, February 8. Georgia voters can find their early voting location and view a sample ballot at www.mvp.sos.ga.gov or by using the “GA Votes” smartphone app. Early voting locations are open during regular business hours, and Saturday voting will be available in all counties on Saturday, February 20. The polls on Election Day, March 1, will be open 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM.