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Carter Center Issues Preliminary Statement on Georgia’s 2022 Risk-Limiting Audit Process

Georgia’s risk-limiting audit process examining the 2022 secretary of state race was transparent and well-conducted, with only minor problems that can be corrected through more standardization and training, The Carter Center said in a preliminary report issued today. Learn more »

Carter Center Statement on Cochise Certification Delays

The Carter Center is concerned by the decision of the Cochise County Board of Supervisors to delay certification of the county election results, which has the potential to disenfranchise the 47,284 county residents who voted in the 2022 midterm election. Learn more »

Carter Center Will Observe Georgia’s 2022 Risk-Limiting Audit

Following accreditation by the Georgia secretary of state’s office, The Carter Center will observe the risk-limiting audit of the results of Georgia’s Nov. 8 secretary of state race. Learn more »

Carter Center Issues Assessment of 2022 Arizona Poll Worker Training

The Carter Center today issued a statement on its assessment of training for Election Day poll workers in Arizona, drawing on limited in-person observation and a desk review of poll worker training materials. Learn more »

Carter Center Nonpartisan Election Observation Statement on Logic and Accuracy Testing in Arizona ahead of 2022 Midterm Election

The Carter Center today released a preliminary statement detailing its observation of the logic and accuracy testing of Arizona’s voting and counting equipment, which took place Oct. 5-11. Learn more »

Carter Center Accepts Invitation to Observe Fulton County Midterm Election

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

Carter Center Launches Candidate Principles Initiative; Georgia Secretary of State Candidates Among First to Support

The Carter Center today officially launched the Candidate Principles for Trusted Elections initiative, a bipartisan effort to encourage candidates, political parties, and voters to uphold five core doctrines of democratic elections: integrity, nonviolence, security, oversight, and the peaceful transfer of power. Learn more »

Cross-Partisan Georgia Network Works toward Peaceful Elections

In the midst of a hyper-partisan political environment, Republicans, Democrats, and Independents in Georgia have found something to work on together: democracy. Learn more »

The Carter Center Releases ‘The Big Lie and Big Tech’

The Carter Center today published “The Big Lie and Big Tech,” a new report that details the role played by “repeat offenders”—media known to repeatedly publish false and misleading information—in spreading election fraud narratives in online echo chambers during the 2020 election. Learn more »

Carter Center Issues Final Report on Observation of Georgia’s Risk-Limiting Audit/Hand Count of Presidential Race

The Carter Center today issued its final report on Georgia’s risk-limiting audit of the November 2020 presidential race, commending the process and saying that it should serve as the basis for increased confidence in the state’s electoral system. Learn more »

Carter Center and Rice’s Baker Institute Launch Panel Discussion Series on U.S. Election Reform

Next week, The Carter Center and Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy are launching “The Carter-Baker Commission: 16 Years Later,” a series of five virtual events focused on key issues affecting U.S. elections and potential reforms. Learn more »

President Carter Statement on Efforts to Restrict Voting Access

— In 1962, I ran to represent the 14th Senate District in the Georgia legislature. I won my Senate seat, but only after the courts ruled that a ballot box had been illegally “stuffed” with votes for my opponent. My experience with our election system was one of the reasons Rosalynn and I created The Carter Center. Since 1989, we have observed 113 elections in 39 countries and helped build consensus on standards for democratic elections, perhaps the most fundamental of which are the rights to vote and be elected. Learn more »