Secretary of State Kemp Encourages Preregistration Prior to Elections Advisory Council Meetings
Atlanta – Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp today encouraged Georgians who are preparing to provide public comment at the Secretary of State’s Elections Advisory Council meetings in Atlanta and Savannah to preregister on the Council’s website at www.sos.ga.gov/GAEAC. The Atlanta meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 27, 2011, and the Savannah meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 25, 2011.
Secretary Kemp stated, “The Council can only fulfill its mission of producing meaningful recommendations to improve Georgia’s elections with input from the public, representatives of organizations, elections leaders and elected officials. The public comment period at each Council meeting is an opportunity for everyone to provide Council members an overview of their ideas, issues and solutions.”
Due to time restrictions and the interest in hearing the ideas of as many Georgians as possible, each speaker will be allotted three minutes during the public comment period. Please note that speakers will not be permitted to defer their time to another speaker. Additionally, citizens can submit supporting documents on the Council website or in person at Council meetings. Though speakers do not have to preregister, doing so will help the Council with planning and time management.
Secretary Kemp established the Elections Advisory Council to review the Georgia Election Code and State Election Board Rules in a series of meetings this year, and make recommendations that improve and strengthen Georgia’s election laws and procedures. The Council will look particularly at improvements that create cost savings and increase efficiencies for state, county and local governments.
Elections Advisory Council Public Meetings
Atlanta Elections Advisory Council Meeting
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Georgia Capitol, Room 341
Savannah Elections Advisory Council Meeting
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Savannah Marriott Riverfront
100 General McIntosh Boulevard
Savannah, GA 31401
Brian Kemp has been Secretary of State since 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.