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Monday, February 6, 2012 - 1:46pm

Sec. Kemp Asks For Election Changes

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp is asking state legislators to adopt several recommendations outlined in a report from a panel of election officials that he says will save money and streamline the voting process for state and local governments.

Among recommendations offered in the Elections Advisory Council's final report issued Monday are amending the process for independent and political body candidates to quality for placement on the ballot; creating a secure electronic voter registration system; eliminating the September special election date to fill county or municipal office vacancies in even-numbered years; and allowing county election offices to use electronic record-keeping technology for voter registration.

Kemp also recommended a legislative study committee to consider issues including whether the state should change its election victory standard to a majority wins rule.

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