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The State of Democracy in Georgia

A few interesting facts about civic engagement and voting in Georgia. (Source)

The total population of Georgia as of 2018, according to the U.S. Census Bureau

The number of polling places that have been closed across the state by Georgia county election officials since 2012.

The number of voters purged by Georgia's Secretary of State, Brad Raffensperger in December 2019 alone.

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The percentage of Georgia's electorate that got purged— more than enough to change the outcome of close elections

The number of people on Georgia's voter rolls, down from the 7.4 million that were on the rolls before the recent voter purge.

The total number of counties in Georgia

The number of voters removed from voter rolls in 2017, this was the largest single removal of voters in Georgia history led by then secretary of state, Brian Kemp.

The total number of cities in Georgia

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Voting Rights in Georgia

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Voter Purges: What are they and how do they impact you?

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How to Respond to the Census

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Democracy for All of Georgia

Democracy For All is a campaign launched by Georgia Conservation Voters. We focus on voter registration, voter mobilization, and keeping voters informed environmental issues. We believe in a fair and equitable political process, and will support efforts to protect voting rights. Add your name to join us as we demonstrate grassroots demand for pollution-free communities and a healthier, more sustainable and just future.