Georgia launches online absentee ballot request system

— By Dave Williams, Capitol Beat News Service, August 28, 2020 — ATLANTA – Georgians can request an absentee ballot for the November election by going online to a website Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s office launched Friday. Located at ballotrequest.sos.ga.gov, the website allows users to request that an absentee ballot be mailed to them, […]
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— By Dave Williams, Capitol Beat News Service, August 28, 2020

ATLANTA – Georgians can request an absentee ballot for the November election by going online to a website Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s office launched Friday.

Located at ballotrequest.sos.ga.gov, the website allows users to request that an absentee ballot be mailed to them, which they can then return by mail or place in one of the drop-off boxes that were installed across the state ahead of the June primaries.

When a voter clicks on the website, he or she is prompted to supply personal data including name, date of birth and home county. The data then goes to the appropriate county elections office, which sends out the absentee ballot.

The new system has been put through several weeks of testing by cybersecurity experts working with the secretary of state’s office.

Voters who wish to cast absentee ballots are being asked not to procrastinate. The U.S. Postal Service is asking voters to allow 15 days for delivery each way.

The voter registration deadline is Oct. 5. Voters can check their registration status online at mvp.sos.ga.gov.

See the entire news story: http://capitol-beat.org/2020/08/georgia-launches-online-absentee-ballot-request-system/