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Raffensperger: Georgia buying new voter registration system

New system will cost less than $5 million
Posted at 4:56 PM, Jan 19, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-19 16:56:28-05

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia is buying a new voter registration system for the state’s 7 million voters. Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said Wednesday the move will enhance security and make it easier to retrieve data.

The state’s current system is nearly a decade old. It was blamed for slowdowns during the first few days of early in-person voting in the 2020 primary elections. The system couldn't access data fast enough to handle a large volume of voters.

Officials say the new system will cost less than $5 million, using state and federal money.

The new voter registration system is planned to begin operating in March. The old one will be kept online temporarily as a backup.