Election 2020

Ga. Secretary Of State On Measures To Promote Confidence In Election

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said a statewide audit will give voters confidence that their vote was correctly counted.
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said a statewide audit will give voters confidence that their vote was correctly counted.
Credit Russ Bynum / Associated Press file

A record number of ballots are expected to be tallied in Georgia for the Nov. 3 general election.

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger says measures are in place to promote greater confidence in the system.

Raffensperger spoke to WABE’s “Morning Edition” host Lisa Rayam to explain why the statewide audit will give voters confidence that their vote was correctly counted.

“This will be the first time we’ve ever done a statewide audit. And instead of taking five or six years like all the other states have done, we’re going to do that this year.”

Raffensperger said every election is going to be audited.

“When we do that statewide audit, then we can verify those results. And that’s when people can feel confident about the results.”

Raffensperger encouraged Georgia registered voters to cast their ballots early, either in person or by mail.

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