For Immediate Release
CONTACT: Candice Broce
June 4, 2018
MEDIA ADVISORY: Secure, Accessible & Fair Elections (SAFE) Commission MeetsJune 13, 2018 in Marietta
ATLANTA — Secretary of State Brian Kemp and State Representative Barry Fleming will co-chair the Secure, Accessible, & Fair Elections (SAFE) Commission’s first meeting on the morning of June 13, 2018 at the Sewell Mill Library & Cultural Center in Marietta. This bi-partisan, eighteen-member commission is tasked with studying options for Georgia’s next voting system to provide recommendations to the General Assembly by year’s end. All interested media and members of the public are encouraged to attend.
In the first meeting, commission members will adopt a calendar, review Georgia’s current voting system, learn about the state’s procurement process for a new system, and solicit public feedback to frame the Commission’s objectives moving forward. The meeting will include a public comment portion at the end, and a court reporter will transcribe the proceedings from start to finish.
WHO: Co-Chairs Brian Kemp and Barry Fleming; members of the SAFE Commission; support staff; and interested citizens
WHAT: SAFE Commission’s first meeting
WHEN: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 from 9 AM to 12 Noon
WHERE: Sewell Mill Library & Cultural Center – Black Box Theatre, 2051 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta, Georgia 30068
Parking is available on a first come, first served basis adjacent to the facility. The Black Box Theatre accommodates roughly 150 people.
Brian Kemp has been Secretary of State since January 2010. Among the office’s wide-ranging responsibilities, the Secretary of State is charged with conducting secure, accessible, and fair elections, the registration of corporations, and the regulation of securities, charities, and professional license holders. For more information about the office, go to www.sos.ga.gov.