SAFE Commission to Meet in Columbia County on August 30

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp and State Representative Barry Fleming will co-chair the Secure, Accessible, & Fair Elections (SAFE) Commission’s second meeting on August 30, 2018 at the Columbia County Exhibition Center in Grovetown. Yesterday, the state published a Request for Information for vendors on options to replace Georgia’s current voting machines, electronic poll book system, election management software, precinct scanners and tabulators, and election night reporting website.

At this meeting, commission members will review vendor responses to the state’s Request for Information (RFI) issued on August 8. Responses are due by August 24. Commission members will engage in panel discussions and host vendor demonstrations. There will be a public comment portion at the end of the day. A court reporter will transcribe the proceedings.

WHO: Co-chairs Brian Kemp and Barry Fleming; members of the SAFE Commission; support staff; and interested citizens
WHAT: SAFE Commission’s second meeting
WHEN: Thursday, August 30, 2018 from 9 AM to 5 PM
WHERE: Columbia County Exhibition Center, 212 Partnership Drive
Grovetown, GA 30813

Parking is available on a first come, first served basis next to the facility. All members of the public are invited to attend.

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

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