More than 74,000 Georgians registered or updated voter info

ATLANTA — A total of 74,425 Georgians used the state’s Online Voter Registration System to register to vote or update voter information in advance of the Nov. 8 general election, according to Secretary of State Brian Kemp.

On the final day of the registration period in 2014, only 12,018 Georgians used the online system.

“It has never been easier to get registered to vote in Georgia, where individuals can register to vote or update their information online, via text, or by using the office’s free mobile app,” Kemp said in a news release.

Eligible Georgia citizens are able to submit an electronic voter registration application using their Georgia driver’s license number or state-issued identification card number on several platforms: Online Voter Registration (OLVR), the free “GA SOS” mobile app for Apple and Android devices, and the “2VOTE” text messaging pilot project. Individuals can also mail in hard-copy voter registration applications  to their county registrar to get registered to vote in Georgia.

“As Georgia’s chief elections official, I want to ensure every Georgian has the opportunity to register to vote and allow their voice to be heard at the polls,” Kemp said.

Advance in-person voting begins on Oct. 17. State law requires the polls to be open on Saturday, Oct. 29 in all 159 counties for Georgians to cast a ballot in the general election. Currently, there are over 6.5 million registered voters in the Peach State.

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