Georgia Secretary of State reports low voter turnout in Tuesday’s runoff elections

ATLANTA, Ga. (WDEF) – The Georgia Secretary of State’s office reports that in the last election before November, voter turnout was low.

Although the results await full certification early next week, only 11.48% of the electorate voted in counties holding elections.

Since taking office in 2010, Secretary of State Brian Kemp has implemented several new platforms that allow voters to stay informed.

In March of 2014, the Secretary of State’s office launched Online Voter Registration.

Now, any eligible Georgia citizen can submit an electronic voter registration application using their Georgia driver’s license number or state-issued identification card number.

Once an application is submitted, an individual can check their registration status, voting information, polling location, and view sample ballots on the office’s “My Voter Page” or free smartphone app.

Secretary Kemp also encourages voters to engage with his office through social media to relay their Election Day experience.

Voters can also use the office’s social media to report irregularities, election complaints or encourage their friends and family to go to the polls.

Georgians can reference other important dates for the 2016 election cycle on the office’s website.

Learn more information about the office.

The Georgia Secretary of State office reports all complaints are promptly reviewed by the office’s Investigation Division’s P.O.S.T.-certified law enforcement officers, and if warranted, officers will open a formal State Election Board investigation. The office also receives complaints through the “Stop Voter Fraud” website and hotline (877-725-9797).

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