Carter Center Accepts Invitation to Observe Fulton County Midterm Election

ATLANTA – The Carter Center announced today that it will deploy nonpartisan election observers to Fulton County, Georgia, to observe the 2022 midterm election.

The Center — which was invited to observe by the Fulton County Board of Elections and Registration and the Performance Review Board — will observe key aspects of the election, including:

  • Absentee ballot issuance and processing
  • Early voting and election day polling places
  • Election day operations in the elections office
  • Post-election procedures

The Carter Center’s involvement in Fulton County falls under the performance review provisions of Georgia state law. Its observers will follow a strict, nonpartisan code of conduct to ensure their work does not complicate the election process. While the Center does not conduct this work on behalf of the Performance Review or the Elections and Registration boards, it will share its findings with them in support of concluding the performance review process this calendar year.

“Our experience around the world has shown us that providing objective information about election processes is critical to strengthening election administration and building public confidence in elections,” said Paige Alexander, The Carter Center’s CEO. “We are glad to be able to conduct independent, nonpartisan observation of key aspects of the election process in our home county.”

“We are grateful to The Carter Center for providing their expertise and believe that it will help lead to an efficient resolution of the performance review process,” said Ryan Germany, General Counsel to the Georgia Secretary of State and Performance Review Board member.

“We are fortunate that the Carter Center is here in Fulton County, knowing that their work observing elections is respected around the globe,” said Cathy Woolard, Chair of the Fulton County Board of Registration and Elections. “We are committed to continuous improvement of Fulton County Elections and are glad for this opportunity to ensure confidence in our elections process.”

The Carter Center is a pioneer of election observation and has monitored 113 elections in Africa, Latin America, and Asia since 1989. In addition, the Center monitored Georgia’s risk-limiting audit of the 2020 presidential election.

For more information on The Carter Center’s Democracy Program election observation work, visit


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