UGA to revisit decision to close campus voting

University says move was COVID mitigation measure

The University of Georgia is looking at alternate voting locations, maybe Stegeman Coliseum, after first saying that on-campus voting in the Tate Center had been canceled

From Greg Bluestein, AJC...

Student groups, politicians, and one of the state’s top elections officials urged the University of Georgia to reverse course Wednesday and allow early voting on campus, prompting the school to review its policy.

School spokesman Greg Trevor said late Wednesday that UGA is “more than willing” to consider Stegeman Coliseum or another site that’s approved by local elections officials and the Secretary of State’s office.

The outrage followed a Wednesday statement from UGA Votes, a student-led voting rights group, that it was “deeply saddened” that the school would not allow on-campus, in-person voting at a student center over concerns social distancing would be unenforceable.


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