Georgia Secretary of State on ending runoffs and having honest, safe and secure elections

In Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger speaks during a news conference in Atlanta in December 2020. He returned to “Closer Look” to discuss his top priorities for 2023 and his recent calls to end runoff elections in Georgia. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

A few months removed from the 2022 election cycle, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger says Georgia voters are happy and pleased.

“We had stronger turnout in November 2022 than we did November 2020 and that was a presidential election,” said Raffensperger on Monday’s edition of “Closer Look.”  

He talked to show host Rose Scott that Senate Bill 202 and House Bill 316 go hand and hand and have contributed to Georgia voters being more confident in the voter process.

“People want to know that they their vote is secure, accurate, and there’s a process for that,” said Raffensperger.

During the conversation, Raffensperger talked about his top priorities for the 2023 legislative session and shared that polls revealed that 60% of Georgians and local county election directors support ending runoff elections in Georgia.

“We want to have safe and secure elections for everyone,” explained Raffensperger.