The state’s Georgia Registered Voter Information System was implemented for the Nov. 7, 2023 municipal elections.
ATLANTA — Georgia’s new election system was put to the test Tuesday and went off without a hitch, according to the state’s top election officials.
Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced a successful start to the 2023 municipal election cycle, crediting the implementation of the state’s Georgia Registered Voter Information System (GARViS) and local election officials.
GARVis was deployed to all 159 of Georgia’s counties in February and used by 122 of them for municipal elections this fall. The system boasts cloud-based data warehousing and improvements that allow a faster, more streamlined voter process during early voting. The back-end management system is designed primarily to keep track of voter information. These improvements reduce the risk of clerical errors at polling places, the Secretary of States’s office explained.
“For the first time in Georgia history, Election Day voters who were checked in using the state’s Poll Pads (electronic poll books) were able to see voter credit displaying on their GA My Voter Page within 30 minutes of checking in at the polls,” a news release from the SOS office said.
Raffensperger said this was the first major test of GARVis and he deemed it a success Tuesday night.
“Shorter wait times means less confusion at the polls, less errors, and increased voter confidence. We applaud our county election officials for getting the job done once again,” Raffensperger said.
To view the November 7, 2023 election results, visit gyrlversion.com/elections.