Sec. of State Kemp Announces Contract for New Voter Registration System

By: Georgia Secretary of State Release
By: Georgia Secretary of State Release

Atlanta – October 7, 2011 -

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp today announced that PCC Technology Group has been awarded the contract to replace Georgia’s voter registration system with its “ElectioNet” product suite.

“Though I believe we have made Georgia a national model for election security and integrity, we must continue to innovate by utilizing the latest available technologies and e-government solutions to create an efficient and streamlined elections process,” Secretary Kemp said.

PCC Technology Group is scheduled to begin work on the voter registration system in October 2011 and anticipates statewide implementation and rollout in 2013. ElectioNet is a web-based voter registration and election management system, which will allow county election office personnel to register voters and report voter activity. Voters will not be impacted by the changes.

In August 2009, the state conducted an assessment of the statewide voter registration system, which was developed in 1995. This assessment process included focus groups comprised of more than 30 county registration officials, a prioritized features list, a cost benefit analysis and a review of available commercial solutions. The final recommendation was to replace the current system with a commercial vendor package solution.

In July 2010, the Secretary of State’s office solicited offers from vendors to design, configure, develop, implement and maintain a statewide voter registration system.

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 efficient and secure elections, the registration of corporations, and the regulation of securities and professional license holders. The office also oversees the Georgia Archives.

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