EAST POINT, Ga. — Leaders in metro Atlanta gathered to handle group considerations and focus on new voting machines on Saturday as early voting in Georgia rapidly approaches.
The assembly at East Level Metropolis Corridor served as an opportunity to ask questions, vent frustration and admit considerations and extra. But it surely additionally served one other objective.
“As a result of we’ve got these new machines, it sparked an curiosity in individuals to return out and see the way it works,” East Level metropolis council member Sharon Shropshire mentioned.
Over the previous a number of months, Georgia has rolled out new voting machines county by county. Earlier in February, a whole bunch in Fulton County acquired an opportunity to make use of them throughout the mock election.
And, on Saturday, group members in East Level additionally acquired one other likelihood to check them and get a tutorial.
“Properly, I feel it is crucial for all residents to take part within the election course of,” group member Alexander Adams mentioned.
Nonetheless, Adams had his personal causes for coming to the assembly.
“I personally got here as a result of a number of years in the past my identify was taken off the voter rolls as a result of I used to be listed as a convicted felon – which I am not,” he mentioned.
He mentioned he wished to verify the identical factor did not occur this yr prefer it did in 2018.
“I’m very impressed with what Fulton County is doing,” Robert Martin, one other group member, mentioned. “However, I’m definitely involved with the problem of voting and suppression of votes.”
“We’re simply encouraging individuals to go vote,” Shropshire mentioned. “That is the primary is to go vote.”
Adams echoed these sentiments.
“I take voting very severely and I’ve not missed however one election since I have been a voter,” he mentioned.
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