The Camden County Board of Elections & Registration (BoER) is working with the Georgia Secretary of State Elections Division to inform voters about the new voting machines. This is the first state-wide voting machine update since 2002.
The Georgia General Assembly approved the purchase of a new, statewide voting system in order to replace aging, paperless election equipment. The new system offers Camden County voters more modern, up-to date technology with important security and transparency features. The new system will also produce a paper ballot to allow for verification and auditing of election results. The Elections Division has created a new website, https://securevotega.com, to share information and answer questions about the new machines. A video is also available on the Board of Elections & Registration website at: www.camdencountyga.gov/vote.
Each new ballot marking device consists of a touchscreen display and a printer. Due to the size of the equipment, each voting station needs at least four square feet of space. State of Georgia mandates require one voting station set-up per every 250 registered voters in a precinct. Additionally, there is a large ballot box and scanner combination unit that may hold up to 3,500 ballots. Several polling places will require multiple units at the polling place to meet the needs of over 6,000 voters.
Elections & Registration staff is making presentations to community and civic groups in advance of the March Presidential Preference Primary. If your group or organization would like to schedule a presentation, please contact the BoER at 912-576-3245. Other public presentation opportunities are in the planning stages and will be announced soon.