The secretary of state regulates and certifies elections in Georgia and will be instrumental in updating the state's antiquated voting machines.
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The secretary of state regulates and certifies elections in Georgia and will be instrumental in updating the state's antiquated voting machines.

With less than a month remaining before Georgia's midterm elections, GPB's Morning Edition is taking a look at the importance of the offices on the ballot and why Georgians should turn out to vote in these races.

Powered By The People is a weekly series where GPB Atlanta host Leah Fleming speaks with political voices from around the state to give listeners a better idea about the offices that could impact their futures.

 Powered By The People: Secretary Of State

Today's episode deals with the secretary of state, the person who regulates and certifies elections in Georgia and who will be instrumental in updating the state's antiquated voting machines.

The Nov. 6 election will pit Democrat John Barrow against Republican Brad Raffensperger to replace Brian Kemp, who is running for governor. Smythe DuVal is also running for the post as a Libertarian. 

Stay tuned to GPB Atlanta and gpbnews.org for more of our series, running up to the November elections and beyond.

Featured in this episode of Powered By The People:

Andra Gillespie: Political Science professor at Emory University

Charles Robinson: Former editor of the Macon Telegraph