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Secretary Raffensperger Recognizes Georgia Election Officials with “EAGLE” Award

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Athens, GA – In recognition of excellence in election administration in counties across Georgia, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced the creation of the Georgia Election Administration Golden Leader in Excellence (EAGLE) Award at the Georgia Association of Voter Registration and Election Officials (GAVREO) Conference. The EAGLE Award honors the innovations, achievements and best practices of county election offices to ensure safe, secure, accessible, and accurate elections provided transparently to Georgia’s voters.

Muscogee and Glynn Counties were recognized with the EAGLE Awards by Secretary Raffensperger at the GAVREO Conference.

Muscogee County is recognized with an EAGLE Award for their outstanding work in Election Security and Innovation, specifically their Election Day Support and Absentee Ballot Management processes. Muscogee’s Area Managers Program ensures quick responses to Election Day events, and their Absentee Ballot Management processes include multiple layers of accountability to ensure secure, accurate, and fair elections.

Glynn County is recognized with an EAGLE Award for their outstanding achievements in Election Security and Innovation, specifically their many advancements to the county’s elections infrastructure. Their election facility upgrades emphasize election security and personnel safety, and the many enhancements represent a countywide commitment to secure, accurate, and fair elections.

“We have tremendous work being done all around the state. We aim to highlight that work, promote a culture where we support and learn from each other, and instill complete confidence in the voters of Georgia”, said Secretary Raffensperger.

The EAGLE Award will be presented monthly in 2024 to counties that have exhibited excellence in their operations, recognizing achievements in Election Security, Innovation, Accuracy, Accessibility, and Voter Education.

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