ACLU of Georgia

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Why is the poll worker program vital to protecting Georgians' constitutional right to vote?

In 2020, Georgia voters experienced long lines, extreme delays, equipment malfunctions, and other problems with in-person voting caused by a significant shortage of well-trained poll workers. Many Georgia poll workers dropped out due to pandemic-related concerns, and those that remained lacked hands-on training with Georgia’s newly implemented voting system technology.

Since then, the state has passed an anti-voter law that includes restrictions to line relief — handing out food, water, and other provisions to voters in line. These restrictions and others make it harder for voters of color, seniors, and people with disabilities to cast their ballots.