For Immediate Release

Contact: 

Kristen Voorhees, The Leadership Conference Education Fund, voorhees@civilrights.org, 202.548.7166

Corey Goldstone, Campaign Legal Center, media@campaignlegalcenter.org, 202.856.7912

Kelly Brewington, Access Democracy, kelly@allvotingislocal.org, 202.548.7159

Civil Rights Groups Launch Voter Education Campaign for Georgia Voters with Pending Registrations

WASHINGTON - The Leadership Conference Education Fund, The Campaign Legal Center, and Access Democracy launched a voter education campaign this week focused on Georgia’s voters with pending registrations. The groups sent postcard mailers and a series of text messages outlining what these impacted voters need to bring to the polls to ensure their ballots are counted.

“Even if their registrations are pending, voters still have the right to vote if they bring their photo identification as required by Georgia law,” said Leigh Chapman, director of the voting rights program at The Leadership Conference Education Fund. “It is imperative that these voters have accurate information about how to make their voice heard on November 6.”

“This campaign fills an important gap by educating voters in Georgia, as the state has pursued anti-voter policies,” said Danielle Lang, senior legal counsel, voting rights and redistricting at the Campaign Legal Center. “While we wait for our court case to be resolved in Georgia, it is important that voters in the state know their rights and show up to vote.”

“Our democracy works best when more of us show up and participate,” said Hannah Fried, executive director of Access Democracy, a project of The Leadership Conference Education Fund. “Increasing voter education and participation, especially in the face of barriers to vote, strengthens our democracy with accurate, representative elections.”

For more information about the pending registrations in Georgia and how voters can successfully cast their ballot, visit The Campaign Legal Center’s Know Your Rights page.

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