Secretary of State Kemp Launches Elections Advisory Council Website
Atlanta – Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp today launched the Elections Advisory Council website, which provides citizens an e-government tool to share their ideas to strengthen Georgia’s elections. The Elections Advisory Council website can be found at www.sos.ga.gov/GAEAC. Citizens can use the website to obtain information on upcoming meetings and provide the Council their suggestions to improve election laws and procedures.
“The Elections Advisory Council gives all Georgians the opportunity to share their ideas to strengthen Georgia’s election processes, create cost savings and increase efficiencies at the state, county and local government levels,” said Secretary Kemp.
Secretary Kemp announced the formation of the Elections Advisory Council in December. The Council is comprised of experienced election officials and leaders from across Georgia, including city and county officials, county election directors, representatives from Democratic, Independent, Libertarian and Republican backgrounds, and members of the Georgia General Assembly.
Throughout 2011, the Council will review the Georgia Election Code and State Election Board Rules, and make recommendations that improve and strengthen Georgia’s election laws and procedures. The Council will conduct meetings throughout the state to receive input from the public, organizations, county elections directors and elected officials at all levels of government. The Council will look particularly at improvements that create cost savings and increase efficiencies for state, county and local governments.
Brian Kemp was sworn in as Secretary of State in January 2010. Among the office’s wide-ranging responsibilities, the Secretary of State is charged with conducting efficient and secure elections, the registration of corporations, and the regulation of securities and professional license holders. The office also oversees the Georgia Archives and the Capitol Museum.