OPINION: Building trustworthy voting system in Georgia is critical


On today’s main Editorial page in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, we take a closer look at the state’s efforts to ensure a trustworthy voting system. The Secure, Accessible and Fair Elections Commission was established for that very purpose, and the name of the group says it all.

The Editorial Board's Opinion makes clear: Georgia's new SAFE Commission should live up to its name in pursuing a new, secure ballot-counting apparatus.

In a guest column, former Georgia Secretary of State Cathy Cox reminds readers why the state uses is current system. She warns of the risks of  paper-only voting proposals. 

In another guest column, Georgia Tech's Richard DeMillo, who studies election security, examines the issue. He says the realities of cybersecurity and election integrity must be addressed.