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Carter Center Joins Georgia Bipartisan Task Force on Safe, Secure, and Accessible Elections

ATLANTA (Oct. 22, 2020) — The Carter Center has joined the Georgia Secretary of State’s new Georgia Bipartisan Task Force on Safe, Secure, and Accessible Elections.

The task force brings together election officials, senior representatives from the Republican and Democratic parties, election experts, and nonpartisan, non-governmental organizations like The Carter Center to offer their expertise and guidance to Georgia’s election officials. The aim is to increase the prospects for a secure, accessible, and inclusive election in Georgia, the Center’s home state.

“Georgians are eager to participate in this important election and to have their ballots counted accurately,” said the Carter Center’s CEO, Paige Alexander. “The pandemic makes this election especially challenging, and having a bipartisan and nonpartisan task force to address existing issues and support the integrity and transparency of the election process is an important means of reassuring voters that their voices will be heard this year.”

Over the past three decades, The Carter Center has worked on over 110 elections in 39 countries where democracy is under threat. This breadth of international experience, which includes monitoring hotly contested elections in difficult environments and offering an independent assessment on the quality of the process, will inform the Center’s contributions to the task force. As a nonpartisan member, the Center hopes to advance voter participation and access, increase public knowledge of key election issues, and promote transparency throughout Georgia’s electoral process.

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Contact: In Atlanta, Soyia Ellison, soyia.ellison@cartercenter.org

The Carter Center
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A not-for-profit, nongovernmental organization, The Carter Center has helped to improve life for people in over 80 countries by resolving conflicts; advancing democracy, human rights, and economic opportunity; preventing diseases; and improving mental health care. The Carter Center was founded in 1982 by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, in partnership with Emory University, to advance peace and health worldwide.