95% Of Eligible Georgians Are Registered To Vote
The Peach State now has one of the highest voter registration rates in the nation. However, it still lags behind states like Maine, New Hampshire and Illinois.
Back in 2016, Georgia began allowing residents to automatically register to vote upon receiving their driver’s licenses.
Since then, the number of registered Georgia voters has increased. In fact, about 67% of new voter registrations came from the automatic voter registration program.
Groups like Stacey Abrams’ New Georgia Project has helped register thousands of previously unregistered voters.
According to the U.S. Election Assistance Commission’s biennial report, there are only around 387,000 unregistered voters in Georgia. Of those many are ineligible to begin with because of felony convictions.
Around 265,000 Georgians are currently ineligible to vote because they were formerly incarcerated, according to Reform Georgia, a criminal justice organization.